Esterio Segura and His Occidente tropical

Under the title Occidente tropical, Cuban artist Esterio Segura offers a selection of his first creations at Factoría Habana.

Under the title Occidente tropical, Cuban artist Esterio Segura offers, as of a few days ago, a selection of his first creations at the Factoría Habana art gallery.

In the exhibition one can see works highlighting religion, politics, philosophy, history, anthropology and kitsch. These are connected to a more general interest that will enable an understanding of part of Cuban culture from the 1980s and 1990s.

Segura’s work may be defined as a sort of self-portrait and register of personal events. Some pieces, including the sculptures of the film Strawberry and Chocolate, are part of the exhibition.

The exhibition itself is eclectic and elements of diverse cultural traditions converge in it. Religious imagery is the formal focus, but political and social events also appear from the Cuban context. These are referred to in one piece or another.

As was said by exhibition curator Concha Fontela, Occidente tropical “brings us ...

read more >>

Rubén Darío Salazar: “A Good Literary Work Must Be Original, Creative and Authentic.”

Researcher and scholar of Cuban children’s theater Rubén Darío Salazar told Cubanow about his experiences as juror for the recently finalized Casa de las Américas Award.

read more >>

Omara is identity, she is Cuba

On the occasion of the first documentary feature film by young filmmaker Lester Hamlet, dedicated to Omara Portuondo, the diva of the Buena Vista Social Club.

read more >>

The Caribbean: the culture of taking and bringing

Octavio Paz used to say U.S. Hispanics had many cultural manifestations of their own, but that they were still missing literature. A Cuban researcher and professor refutesthe Mexican Nobel Prize-winner.

read more >>

Maritza Rosales: A Face, A Voice and Many Characters

When Maritza Rosales was already a lady of acting, she decided to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Art History, a reflection of her interest in knowledge, dedication to her profession and the risks that characterized her throughout her life

read more >>