In Havana, new exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art

En La Habana, nueva muestra de Arte Cubano Contemporáneo

HAVANA, Nov 28  The fifth edition of “HB. Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art” was inaugurated this Tuesday, simultaneously, in the La Acacia galleries,Havana, Servando, La Nave and the Sarrá Building, Havana.

The group exhibition “HB” is organized by Génesis Galerías de Arte and is characterized by the confluence of artists from different generations, trends and aesthetic discourses.

The specialist of the La Acacia gallery, Karina del Río, told the Cuban News Agency that the museography in this space was arranged based on the size of the works and the artists, always maintaining a common thread.

She pointed out that in this installation the pieces of different representative figures from the last decades of the 20th century are grouped together, and some were even created recently.

For his part, Omar Estrada, the artist in charge of the work “Amboscada: Habeas Paraíso”, explained that it is characterized by the confrontation of ideas from reality and history.

He classified “HB” as the ideal event to analyze the perspective of what is happening in art right now.

As part of the exhibition in the Sarrá Building, the artist Miriannys Montes de Oca recalled ancient Spain, when black clothing was associated with hierarchy, and therefore, the people practically had no access to dark fabrics.

Hence, her work “Ancestors” is made up of black dresses with a ghostly tendency and gives life to a performative work in allusion to the present and the past.

Reinaldo Cid, who graduated from the Higher Institute of Art in 2012, is the author of the series titled “After the Illusion” (2023) which consists of generating a black-and-white image through slides already created by other photographers.

“HB” will be open to the public until January 31, 2024, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. to 4:00 p.m. m. and it is the ideal setting for lovers of contemporary art, a plastic arts movement that developed in the country starting in the 1980s.

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