HAVANA, April 18th Update of art and Design events in Havana
Nature in Havana.
At the Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales (CDAV), Nature is worth a thousand thoughts brings together a roster of international artists—including Humberto Díaz, Orestes Hernández, and Reynier Leyva Novo—to reflect on climate change and the social and political issues around it. The show, which opened late last month, includes installation art, photography, performance, and video.
It runs through this Saturday, April 22.
Art Brut at F.A.C.
This month, La Pared Negra, the visual arts gallery at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, is hosting an exhibition presented by the Art Brut Project Cuba, together with six contemporary Cuban artists. The roster of artists includes Alexis de la O, Derbis Campos, Harold Rensoli, Karina Peña, Raúl Castro, Samuel Riera, Boris Santamaría, Carlos García, Damián Valdés, Federico García, Esperanza Conde, and Rigoberto Casola.
On view in F.A.C.’s nave 3 through April 30.
Archivo XX in Miramar.
At Galería La Acacia, some 20 women artists toss the usual gender-linked stereotypes, from Barbie dolls to Playboy pin-ups, in a show of muscular, militant works that more than hold their own in the contemporary-art arena. Artists on view include Adriana Arronte, Susana Pilar Delahante, Diana Fonseca, and Adislen Reyes, among others.
The show runs through May 31.
Coming Soon: Havana Design Week.
Next month brings the 14th annual Semana del diseño en Cuba, which runs May 8–12. This year’s theme is Diseñar es compartir (Design is sharing), and the focus will be on design in relation to architecture, the economy, and communications.
Design Week will be headquartered in the Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura de La Habana, with additional exhibitions and events at CDAV, the Museo del Ron, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Lab 26, and the Instituto Superior de Diseño.
As part of the week’s programming, Design Havana—an initiative introduced at last year’s Havana Design Biennial—will present a Design Havana Exhibition featuring the finalists in the competition for eco-sustainable furniture and lighting design, launched with last year’s Design Biennial. Presented at Lab 26, the exhibition opens Wednesday evening, May 10, at 6 p.m.
The winner of the competition will be announced at the opening.