The cultural offer in Cuba in October is becoming more lively as a result of the reopening process that is taking place on the island. The Cuban cultural agenda has begun to become even more dynamic, especially on site.
You will find, above all, exhibitions of visual arts while in the glamorous city of Venice, the long-awaited Art Laguna Prize contest will take place, counting with a renowned roster of Cuban artists.
Discovering Cuba through the cultural events that take place in this autumn month, is an excellent option if you want to be aware of what is happening in the cultural scene.
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Sep 11 to oct 15, 2021
By Yuniel Delgado Castillo | Galería Herrero de Tejada, Madrid, España
It is a personal exhibition of large format works and expressionist language, which at the same time, reflects, his attachment to smaller formats where he has performed drawings.
For large canvases, he uses charcoal and oil and continues with the conceptual goes on into the human being, his concerns and more existential aspects.
If you visit "Catarsis", in the Salamanca district, you will be in direct contact with a work of powerful language, where the artist expresses the chaos that inhabits each human being.
You will find intermingled bodies, movement, synergies, strength, power and questions that arise after the looks at each canvas. The curatorship is concerned with contrasting the subtlety of the small-format drawings with the visual power of the charcoal and oil canvases, which turns the tour into a diaphanous and pleasant experience.
If you are in Cuba and want to know more about Cuban art, we encourage you to consult our visual arts tour abput Vedado and visual arts.
Aug 13 to Oct 2021
EXHIBITION “CLASS-ROOM IV. ARTISTIC-PEDAGOGICAL PROJECT "
Galería La Nave, online and on-site
Under the curatorship of Anyelmaidelín Calzadilla, artist, teacher and head of the area of Engraving of the aforementioned academy, the exhibition is the result of a workshop that she carries out each year with students of different levels.
The objective of this workshop is for students to integrate engraving techniques with other expression techniques such as photography and installation.
Those who visit La Nave or discover the exhibition online, will be able to see the work of eight students from San Alejandro and three from ISA, along with the work of professors Alejandro Dopico, Miguel Osorio and the curator herself.
It is interesting how the sample is articulated in two dimensions: one physical and the other virtual, since an important complement is the reading of the accompanying QR codes.
If you want to get closer to this exhibition, you can do it in person, after coordinating with the gallery specialists; or visit it online through the institutional profiles at instagram and facebook.
And if you want to know more about Cuban engravers, we suggest you check our tour Havana and graphic design.
Oct 1 to Oct 31. 2021
EXHIBITION "NADA ES TEMPORAL", IV EDITION OF THE FOTOJENIA PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
Alcazar of Jerez. Gallery "El Molino". Spain
The artists Ailén Maleta, Evelyn Sosa, Lilién Trujillo, Rachel García and Yanet Oviedo make up the list of creators who participate in the Fotojenia Photography Festival 2021 which this year is dedicated to women photographer.
The exhibition integrates the vision of these five creators, who have in common the intention of reflecting on very intimate issues around women, family histories, internal conflicts, and subjectivities.
It is an exhibition that, from the plurality of female voices, uses its own diversity to unite their speeches from the feminine sensitivity and the experience of being a woman.
They highlight the leading role of the lived experience, and form there, they recreate their images. They emphasize personal experiences, which, although they are sert in a concrete time and place, survive in memory as an infinite reservoir.
If you want to know how the photographic legacy of Cuban women has come to this day, this exhibition is an excellent opportunity to do so through the exploration of five representatives.
And if you like photosafaris, don't miss the photo tours of different areas of Cuba shot by the Cuban photographer Juan Manuel Cruz del Cueto.
Oct 3 to Nov 21. 2021
ARTE LAGUNA CONTEST
Among a total of 240 works by artists from around the world, in this edition Cuban art reaches a notable presence through the participation of young creators.
In the North Arsenal of Venice these days you can find pieces by creators such as Jesús Hdez-Güero, Guibert Rosales and Yohy Suárez, who received the Special Artist-in-Residence Award granted by the institution of art and culture "Espronceda".
"Tener la culpa" Version 2, Cuba, is the title of the piece presented by Jesús Hdez-Güero. It is an installation made up of a Cuban flag with its pole bent to the ground and which, according to the artist, is inspired by the events that occurred in Cuba on July 11, in the San Isidro Movement and on November 27. Likewise, Guibert Rosales exhibits his series "Geography of Power", in which he focuses on subjects as sensitive as identity, migration and the border along with social inequalities.
If you want to know more about the work of these creators, you can do so through the interviews they offered for the podcast "Con Mucho ARTE”, where they talk about the contest and other topics of their artistic production.
Oct 24 to Oct 30. 2021
FESTIVAL OF IBERO-AMERICAN CULTURE
Although this time it will be shown through social networks due to the situation of the pandemic, it still will be worth being up with it.
Under the motto "The People and the Art of Resisting", artists and intellectuals will meet to also pay tribute to Cintio Vitier on the hundredth anniversary of his centenary.
As part of the celebrations, there will be theoretical meetings and conferences where matters of interest such as gender issues and the impact of COVID-19 in the social sphere will be addressed.
There will also be artistic, community and sociocultural animation meetings, in addition to visual arts and audiovisual exhibitions.
Many recordings and articles have been received from Mexico, Spain, Canada, Chile, Panama. And, above all, the festival will feature the Brigadas Internacionales de Solidaridad, the Coloquio Iberoamericano de Letras and the Congreso Iberoamericano de Pensamiento.
Julienne López Hernández
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