Everyday Universe – Curated By Rosemary Rodríguez – Works by Hector Frank and Abel López

Everyday Universe – Curated By Rosemary Rodríguez – Works by Hector Frank and Abel López

The art historian and curator Rosemary Rodríguez (* Havanna, 1984) shows in the exhibition EVERYDAY UNIVERSE with works of Hektor Frank (* Havana, 1961) and Abel López (* Havanna, 1985), how scarcity gives rise to artistic impulses. In Cuba, in the early 1990s, when the former Soviet Union ceased to exist and the gross national product of Cuba collapsed by more than 30%. Practically over nicht everything became scarce, including canvas, paper or paint - but not creativity. The curator shows current works by both artists, in which this creativity of scarcity still…Read more …
Mabel Poblet – FLASHBACK –

Mabel Poblet – FLASHBACK –

THE POETRY OF MEMORY - By Virginia Alberdi - In visual arts, Mabel Poblet applies a practice deeply rooted in the history of culture: the documentation of voyages. Since ancient times, travelers have made accounts of their voyages. These chronicles, regardless of their diversity and of the time when they were written, usually aimed at discovering and, at the same time, sharing new experiences. For Mabel, however, the story is not important. Each piece – or page – in the diary focuses on the impressions on the senses, on the memories, and works as a palimpsest.…Read more …
EL HILO ROJO – curated by Sandra De Giorgi

EL HILO ROJO – curated by Sandra De Giorgi

  The works of this exhibition are all united by one common thread, the color red. Despite using different styles, each artist is united by the passionate language of red. The use of red can be traced throughout art history; artists have used red to convey passion, royalty, violence, sensuality, and contrast. Red is intense, elemental and dramatic. It can be lucky, protective or political. Its symbolic value is endless. Thread of Red The title of this exhibition has both literal and symbolic meaning. It references the exhibition's focus on works depicting the…Read more …
Carlos Quintana – Passage

Carlos Quintana – Passage

– by David Mateo, Art Critic, Habana, 2018 - Carlos Quintana (*1966, Havana) began his artistic career as a sketcher and painter in Cuba in the early 1990s.His pictures from this period show clear features of neo-expressionism.At the time, this stylistic orientation was characteristic of other contemporary painters in Cuba.His works showed the influence of paradigmatic artists such as Schnabel, Baselitz, Kiefer and Kippenberger.Nevertheless, Quintana was not granted a rapid rise in the national art scene of Cuba.One reason for this was that as a painter he was formally traveling on alternative paths…Read more …