Earlier this year, the duo Celia & Yunior won the prize for Young Artist of the Year at the first international Cuban Art Awards, sponsored by the Farber Foundation. In an email interview, they talk about winning the award, their current work, where they are in their career, and where they see themselves, and Cuban art, in the coming decade.
Visitors to the recent Havana Biennial may have caught Cada sonido es una forma del tiempo (Every Sound is a Form of Time), a sound-concert project scored by Glenda León and performed by pianist Aldo López Gavilán. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, the artist talks about her sources of inspiration, the pleasures of working in multiple media, and the importance of inner silence.
This month, artist Elio Rodríguez completes a semester-long fellowship in Harvard University’s Afro-Latin American Research Institute and Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. In an email interview, he talks about the experience and what comes next.
Last month, Lázaro Saavedra was honored with the 2014 Cuban National Award for Visual Art. In a conversation with Lianet Hernández, he looks back on his career, the role of humor in his art, his love of paradox, and what it feels like to hit 50.