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In 2012, French artist JR and Cuban American artist José Parlá collaborated on The Wrinkles of the City - Havana, Cuba: huge mural installations undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed, and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution; creating portraits, which Parlá interlaced with calligraphic writings and abstract painterly gestures. This is their film collaboration by the same title documenting their experience.
A a mural artist in Havana is brightening the city streets, turning neighborhoods into outdoor art galleries. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports from Havana. Maisel Lopez is a portrait artist. But he doesn't work on canvas. Instead, he has spent the past year painting giant murals on walls around his neighborhood of Playa in Havana.
The finely-painted black and white portraits of pensive children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighbourhood of Havana two years ago, contrasting with its colourful decay and Caribbean hustle and bustle. Now there are nearly thirty such murals yet Cuban artist Maisel Lopez says he’s only just getting started on his “Colossi” series, an endeavour all the more striking in a country where street art is rare. Lopez, 31-years old, started painting the walls of homes and shops in his home district of Playa, and is now completing his first mural in neighbouring Marianao.
Urban artworks have been appearing on the streets of Havana. Previously, only state-sanctioned murals promoting the Cuban revolution were allowed. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Havana. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Cuban artists are one group who are benefiting from the improved relations with the United States. The easing of travel restrictions has seen a large number of U.S collectors traveling to Cuba to invest in art, especially now with Havana's month-long Biennial Art festival in full swing. CCTV's Michael Voss filed this report right from Havana.
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Cuban street artists Danilo Maldonado aka El Sexto has been released from jail after spending 10 months for attempting to release two pigs painted with the names of Fidel and Raul Castro. Though the planned mockery of Cuba’s leader and brother failed to be executed, El Sexto’s arrest fueled international rights groups such as Amnesty International to demand the artists release and bring light to Cuba’s issues with free speech. Nik Zecevic and Jose Marcelino Ortiz examine the artist’s work and release on The Lip News. http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2015/10/20/cuban-artist-el-sexto-is-freed-after-10-months-in-prison http://thelip.tv/ http://www.youtube.com/theliptv2
Our tour guide explains that those Rooster Statues you see along Little Havana's Calle Ocho in Miami were designed by Cuban-American artist Tony Lopez (or is it Pedro Damian?). Google for details like this article from our city's trusted "New Tropic": https://thenewtropic.com/the-rooster-guy/
A lot of Havana street art is propoganda...Revolution, Che, Fidel . In this case project Muraleando is changing barrios. Here, an old concrete water tank was converted to art studio and community center, with dancing and bar above. El Tanque is part of the Muraleando project.
Theater Tropa Stilts Teatro Tropa Zancos is a group of street artists and musicians who wander around the Historic Center of the Cuban Capital giving their dances and rhythms to every visitor who is in their path. Mounted on huge stilts they perform their choreographies and popular dances, among which are congas, rumbas and sauces, accompanied by drums and piccolo. With costumes that highlight its beauty by the bright and different colors, masks or makeup of great attractiveness, big hats of colors adorned with lace, make of the Theater Tropa Zancos an attractive and funny spectacle that moves to its passage to all that sees it, Which is included in the tour of the beautiful streets of the Bishop's Square, the Plaza de Armas, Oficios, the Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, Plaza Vieja, Merc...
When talking about street art, it usually brings up the typical images of spray paint and graffiti. But one Cuban artist, Jose Fuster, has spent the past 20 years transforming a suburb of Havana into an open art exhibition. His murals, paintings, and sculptures cover his house and those of his neighbors, and the streets are lined with his artwork. CCTV'S Michael Voss takes a look. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ We...