HAVANA, Nov. 21th Noviembre Fotográfico. Photography is again filling the month of November in Havana, with an ambitious program of exhibitions and events taking place in more than 30 locations around the city.
Organized by the Fototeca de Cuba and Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticos (CNAP) under the direction of Nelson Ramírez de Arellano, the festival includes exhibitions at the Centro Wifredo Lam, Galería Villa Manuela, Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), and Casa Victor Hugo, among many others.
Next Monday–Thursday, November 27–30, the Fototeca will offer a four-day workshop on photo-books, presented by Image Threads Collective. This week, series of 10 a.m. talks covers such topics as the body and the queer subject in Cuban photography (tomorrow, November 22); curatorial projects presenting Cuban photography abroad (Thursday, November 23); and portfolio presentations on Friday, November 24.
On Friday evening, the last weekly light projections will take place in Plaza Vieja at 8 p.m.
Contemporary Art Salon at CDAV. Noviembre Fotográfico isn’t the only art program now taking place in Havana. Late last month, the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV) and Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticos (CNAP) launched the seventh Salón de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo.
Yornel Martínez, Ariamna Contino, and Lázaro Saavedra are among more than 60 artists and groups collaborating on the project, which runs through January 20. Upcoming events include presentations by artists Levi Orta, José Ángel Toirac, and Colectivo Supervivo, and Mediadores que marcan experiencias, a participatory work by Grethell Rasúa and Harold Garcia.
The planning meeting for this event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 5; the work will take place the next afternoon at CDAV. (See details below.) For more on the Salón and its schedule, see the CDAV Facebook page.
Caja negra at Galería Artis 718. The solo show by Aluan Argüelles continues his exploration of migration and the circumstances that surround it. The show includes recent paintings, photography, and video.
Pérez Bravo at Galería La Acacia. Marta María Pérez Bravo opens her solo show, Peticiones, at Galería La Acacia in Miramar this Friday, November 24. The reception starts at 7 p.m.
Las ciudades invisibles in Vedado. Yoan Capote, Carlos Garaicoa, Abel Barroso, and Reynier Leyva Novo are among the artists in this international group show, presented by Galleria Continua Habana at the Unión Nacional de Arquitectos e Ingenieros de la Construcción de Cuba (UNAICC) on Calle Humboldt. The exhibition opens on Saturday, December 2 with a 5:30 p.m. reception.