Keep tabs on contemporary Cuban artists and on those who appear on the Havana Cultura website. This is where you’ll find the latest info about their concert tours, gallery exhibitions, CD releases and book launches, in Cuba and around the world.

Pan-American avant-garde at Miami's Lowe Museum

Pan-American avant-garde at Miami's Lowe Museum

Until October 13th, Miami's Lowe Museum hosts Pan American Modernism, Avant-Garde in Latin America and the United States, an exhibition exploring continental artistic exchange in the Americas' 20th century avant-garde. From Cuban avant-garde to Mexican Muralism, and American Abstract Expressionism, the exhibition seeks to provide a richer explanation of Modernism between 1919-1979 by focusing on exchange rather than stylistic transmission. 

Picture: Guillermo Wiedemann, Surreal Native Woman, 1960s (Lowe Art Museum collection)


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An exhibition in Spain features the work of Lázaro Saavedra

An exhibition in Spain features the work of Lázaro Saavedra
Until September 7th

Galería Nuble, located in the northern Spanish city of Santander, currently hosts Diversionismo ideológicoan exhibit that reflects on issues like ideology, censorship, and political propaganda. Lázaro Saavedra, hailing from the 1980s and 90s generation of Cuban visual artists, is one of the creators on show. His work is highly conceptual and displays acute political and social commentary. 

More about Lázaro Saavedra
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'El ardid de los inocentes' en Factoría Habana

'El ardid de los inocentes' en Factoría Habana

Una exhibición muy especial se acerca a su fin en la galería Factoría Habana. 

Desde el mes de mayo pasado, un grupo de jóvenes artistas han protagonizado El ardid de los inocentes, una exhibición que refleja la evolución del paisaje urbana y la relación que guarda con dinámicas individuales y sociales. 


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Lisandra Isabel García on show at Havana's Villa Manuela art gallery

Cuban music well represented at upcoming festivals

Cuban art currently on show in Los Angeles

Cuban art currently on show in Los Angeles

The California African American Museum of Art—in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Florida International University, and Fundación Amistad— currently hosts a retrospective exhibition covering over 50 years of Cuban visual artist Manuel Mendive's career. The show includes visual and performance work displaying Lukumi and Yoruba influences and tackling religious and political subject matter. 

The museum is also the venue of a second Cuban-themed exhibition entitled Afrodescendientes: photographer Roberto Chile in GuanabacoaAt the crossroads of photojournalism and artistic photography, the exhibit features the work that  Cuban photographer and documentalist Roberto Chile carried out in the Island's easternmost province of Guanabacoa, whose population is largely composed of Afro-Cubans. 


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Cuban art on the grounds of Venice's archeological museum during the 2013 Biennial

Cuban art on the grounds of Venice's archeological museum during the 2013 Biennial
Starting June 1st

Cuban art is taking over Piazza San Marco's Archeological Museum during the next Venice Art Biennial! The Republic of Cuba's pavillion, housed in the museum in this 55th edition of the International Art Exhibition, will host an exhibition entitled Convergences and collisions, featuring Cuban artists like Glenda León, Tonel, Lázaro Saavedra, Sandra Ramos and Magdalena Campos alongside foreign names like Wang Du (China), Hermann Nitsch (Austria), H.H. Lim (Malaysia), Rui Chafes (Portugal), Francesca Leone, or Gilberto Zorio (Italy)


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Esterio Segura installation on display at New York's Times Square

Esterio Segura installation on display at New York's Times Square

"Goodbye my love" is an installation by Cuban visual artist Esterio Segura currently on display at a pedestrian passageway in New York's Time Square. Made up of 12 flying hearts, the piece is a reference to subjects of special relevance to Cubans and, more generally, Latin Americans, like separation and immigration. 

For more information, visit  Times Square Arts


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'No Limits' watercolors and small-scale sculptures

'No Limits' watercolors and small-scale sculptures

Spinning off  No LimitsCuban artist Alexandre Arrechea's Park Avenue exhibition project, New York-based auction and exhibition space Phillips hosted a selling exhibition of small-scale sculptures and watercolors by the artist. Playing on the concept of "distorted verticality", Arrechea's series explores the relationship between architecture, individuals, and social change through reinterpretations of landmarks like the Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, or the Empire State. 


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The 2013 edition of New York's Havana Film Festival kicks off

The 2013 edition of New York's Havana Film Festival kicks off

Like every year since 2000, the city of New York will be hosting the Havana Film Festival, dedicated to Latin American cinema. Cuban film screenings include Amor crónico, a docu-fiction inspired on singer Cucu Diamantes's return to her homeland for a concert tour; Havana! Havana!, the acclaimed documentary on the new generation of Cuban musicians; and Day of the Flowers, a Scottish romantic comedy with Havana as backdrop. There will also be a special 20th anniversary screening of the Cuban classic Fresa y chocolate as well as a series dedicated to Cuban cinema before the Revolution.  

 


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