March 28, 2013The internationally acclaimed dancer proposes a new direction for Cuban ballet.
February 28, 2013In the second of his two-part series, architect and urbanist Julio César Pérez discusses the three projects that, with the assistance of Havana architects and urban planners, drew the creative energies of University of Notre Dame students and faculty: a mixed-use infill building, the inventive restoration of a classic Havana palacio, and a new museum of Cuban architecture.
February 21, 2013Last fall, Cuban architect and urbanist Julio Cesar Pérez spent a semester as a visiting professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Notre Dame, where he led a group of students in exploring the challenges facing Havana’s urban fabric and developing a project for a Museum of Cuban Architecture there. In the first in a two-part series, he reflects on the city and its built environment, the connections between Notre Dame and Havana, and the academic exchanges he facilitated this past year.
December 18, 2012Among women artists, Aimée García Marrero is a rara avis. Although her poetic oeuvre has lately become a space for confrontation and a distinctive discourse within the feminine gaze, she says this development hasn’t been deliberate. Though it reflects a distinctly female identity, she tells journalist Maya Quiroga Paneque, "My work has nothing to do with feminism."
October 16, 2012In a recent show of Cuban video art in Miami, curator Dennys Matos assembled an ambitious lineup of 21 artists, inviting “contemplation of what it means to occupy (a home, a plot of land, a city, a society…) and the relationship between occupying and building and the concept of the work of art in today’s global culture.”
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