February 16, 2010In advance of upcoming UK tours by Cuba’s internationally acclaimed dance companies, The Guardian surveys dance culture on the island today. Comments from Cuban National Ballet director Alicia Alonso, Cuban Contemporary Dance director Miguel Iglesias, and dancers Carlos Acosta, Viengsay Valdés and Miguel Cabrera round out the picture.
January 14, 2010Recognized for her performance art since the 1980s, Tania Bruguera has presented her work at many museums and international exhibitions, such as Documenta 11, three Venice Biennales, and the Tate Modern, London. Now, the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York presents On The Political Imaginary, the first survey of interdisciplinary work by the Cuban-born artist.
January 06, 2010When Barack Obama assumed the US presidency, it raised Cubans´expectations about possible changes in the relations between the two countries. Various US initiatives have positively influenced cultural relations.... However, Obama, as a charismatic figure, had so far not influenced the creations of Cuban visual artists.
January 05, 2010The publication of Mirada de Curador (A Curator´s Look), a new book on contemporary Cuban art, will be celebrated at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana on Friday, January 8, 2010 at 4:00 in the afternoon. Released by the Letras Cubanas Publishing House, Mirada de Curador gathers texts written over the past six years by Corina Matamoros, chief curator of the museum.
January 04, 2010Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore, one of the most popular and successful European filmmakers, will arrive in Havana on January 7, 2010 for a four-day visit.
December 22, 2009"He has never allowed himself to be tied to one medium or another. He can be a color-crazy abstract painter, a wildly inventive junk sculptor, or a master collage maker who specializes in grids of snapshots,”wrote Doug MacCash, art critic for The New Orleans Times-Picayune, of Luis Cruz Azaceta.