June 04, 2013This past Saturday, June 1, the 55th Venice Biennale officially opened to the public—and with it, the second Cuban Pavilion to be presented at the event. To celebrate the opening, Cuban Art News gathered statements from the Pavilion’s curators and three of its artists for a closer look at the exhibition and its concepts.
May 28, 2013The documentary Rebel, which aired on public television last week, reveals the little-known story of Loreta Janeta Velázquez (1842-c. 1902), the daughter of a wealthy Cuban family who disguised herself as a man and fought in the U.S. Civil War as a Confederate soldier. The film’s director, María Agui Carter, talks about her research for the documentary with Cuban Art News.
May 23, 2013Who was Loreta Janeta Velázquez? In her documentary Rebel, filmmaker María Agui Carter explores the astonishing story of this pampered daughter of a wealthy Cuban family who disguised herself as a man and fought in the American Civil War. Was Loreta a historical figure, or a fictional character? Recent research indicates that she did indeed exist.
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