May 152015
 

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If you’re planning on attending the upcoming 12th Biennale Havana 2015 which opens this May 22 and will run until June 22, 2015, you’ll want this book, “Cutting Edge Art in Havana – 100 Cuban Artists,” in hand.   Cutting Edge Art in Havana – 100 Cuban Artists is written by authors Mayret Gonzalez-Martinez, Osmany Suarez-Rivero and Yoanna Toledo-Leyva. The book is edited by Anthony Rubenstein and Mylena Saurez-Perez with design by Darwin Fornes-Baez.

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12th Biennale Havana 2015 program announced

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Apr 032015
 
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Exterior of the National Arts School (Escuelas Nacionales de Arte) where the opera “Cubanacán, A Revolution of Forms” will take place.

The 12th Biennale Havana 2015 program and artists have been announced on the official Havana Bienale website. The twelfth edition of the Biennale is scheduled to open May 22 and will run until June 22, 2015.

The city will become the official exhibition space during the one month long of exhibits and performances combining various  artistic expressions such as theater, cinema, music, and dance.  Continue reading »

Engraving by Omar Alonso

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Apr 032015
 
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Print by Omar Alonso

 

The sometimes dark, sometimes comical blend of surrealism found in Havana artist Omar Alonso’s work can be found in this numbered print of his.  This work is from 2009, in which he uses an engraving technique with dry point on formica. The work is a representation of a woman playing music while dancing.  She is, Alonso says  like an actress of the Latin jazz scene.  Alonso unlocks for the purpose of externalization a dark complex personal world, in chromatic austerity.

This numbered print by Omar Alonso is from a collection of prints by the artist.  It is a new acquisition at Ateneo Art Cuba.  This print measures 5″ x 9″ inches in size with a border, making the entire print 9″ x 14 1/4″.

Omar Alonso is a self-trained artist and graphic artist working in a variety of media. He is a member of ACCA.  He can be found surrounded by his works on the Mercaderes, no.120 in old Havana in a small gallery. The gallery can be found on the way to Plaza Habana Vieja.

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Best Guides to Cultural Events in Cuba

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Feb 072015
 
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A sculpture in the Museo de la Cuidad, Palacio de los Capitanos Generales, Plaza de Armas, Havana

The best guides to cultural events in Cuba would have to be La Papaleta and the CubaAbsolutely websites.  La Papaleta is published in Spanish only, so if you can read Spanish you can find out what’s happening in cultural events for the entire island.  If you don’t speak Spanish, you’re somewhat out of luck there, so hop over to the CubaAbsolutely website. Continue reading »