The light in Cuban eyes

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Jun 022015


“The light in Cuban eyes”, so gentle and beautiful the title of a new book of a collection of photographs by Cuban photographers amassed by Madeleine P. Plonsker, the philanthropist.  Ms. Plonsker of Lake Forest College in the U.S. has traveled to Cuba since 2002. Photographs by many unknown Cuban photographers make up this collection of photography which cover the “Special Period” in Cuba.

Cuba’s “Special Period” refers to a time when the financial relationship between Cuba and the Soviet Union ended in 1989 resulting in a time of extreme economic hardship for the Cuban people. Combined with the American embargo against Cuba, food shortages, medicine, petroleum, power outages and other necessities of life contributed to the extreme suffering of the people. Continue reading »

Cutting Edge Art in Havana – 100 Cuban Artists

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May 152015


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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The Havana Guide by Eduardo Luis Rodriguez

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Oct 142014


For the visitor to Havana, Cuba, one of the most striking features of the city is its architecture.  The architecture of Havana is an echo of a time of cultural splendor and creativity.  Some would say this state of mind still exists today.  A city framed by the beauty of its architecture, both modern and historical and its weary decay.  But fear not, a massive reconstruction and renovation project has been underway for years, restoring what is lovely in Havana. Continue reading »

New Books on Cuban Art

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Aug 032013


Without a doubt, books are not disappearing as everyone thought with the emergence of the Kindle. For lovers of Cuban art, there are a few worthy books published this year to add to your collection of books on Cuban art. Major works include some beautifully illustrated books on the works of the Cuban avant-garde artist Mario Carreño and an English-Spanish book Cuba: Arte Contemporáneo/Contemporary Art by art collectors, Andreas Winkler and Sebastiaan A. C. Berger.  There are no books more deserving than these, to be place in the collection of your coffee table books, an interesting grab for your guests.  Sure to ignite discussion and admiration.  Continue reading »