January 12, 2017Far from the galleries of Vedado and Miramar, Máisel López fills the streets of his Havana barrio with art—specifically, portraits of neighborhood children. Lianet Hernández talks with López about his Colosos portraits and their impact, his dedication to working in grisaille, the Mexican muralists, and US artist Chuck Close.
December 20, 2016With Cuban abstract art claiming an increasing share of international art-world attention these days, Lianet Hernández searches out one of its key practitioners, Pedro de Oraá. Winner of the 2015 Premio Nacional for visual arts and a vital champion of abstract art in Cuba, de Oraá is currently celebrated in Abstractivos, his just-opened exhibition at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.
October 18, 2016After leaving Cuba in 1993, for the past few years Glexis Novoa has lived in both Miami and Havana, where his solo exhibition, Las cosas como son / Things as They Are, opened last month at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, Novoa reflects on his early years as a member of the plástica joven generation, his return to Havana, and the changes he sees in Cuban art and culture.
July 09, 2015Visitors to the recent Havana Biennial may have caught Cada sonido es una forma del tiempo (Every Sound is a Form of Time), a sound-concert project scored by Glenda León and performed by pianist Aldo López Gavilán. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, the artist talks about her sources of inspiration, the pleasures of working in multiple media, and the importance of inner silence.