Sunday September 21, 2014

Daniel Díaz Torres: “More than a laugh, I’m interested in a slightly bitter smile”

The new Cuban film La película de Ana (Ana’s Movie) premiered during the recent 34th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana, where it earned an award for Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Laura de la Uz. A few months ago, while the film was being edited, Cuban Art News spoke with its director, Daniel Díaz Torres.

In Conversation: Aimée García

Among 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."

The Lucas Phenomenon, Part 3: 2012 Award Winners

Late last month, the Lucas Awards celebrated the island’s thriving, inventive music video scene in a weekend of concerts and presentations in Havana’s Karl Marx Theater. Here’s a quick round-up of the top clips, leading off with a quadruple winner.

Update: Openings in Havana, Round Two in Miami, and Los Carpinteros in Germany

In Havana, Roberto Fabelo winds down a solo show while Carlos Garaicoa gets ready to open his, part two of an exhibition takes another look at sports, and Tonel prepares a show of drawings and installation works. Los Carpinteros open in Hannover, Germany, a clutch of eminently re-visitable shows continue in Miami, and Cuban artists (and a curator) gather a bouquet of awards and distinctions.

Matamoros on Martínez, Part 2: “The door to Calle 25 opened readily for me now”

Part 2 of a presentation given at The 8th Floor in New York City by Havana curator Corina Matamoros, author of the recent book Raúl Martínez: La Gran Familia, winner of the 2012 Cuban National Prize for Cultural Research.
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