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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.
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.
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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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.
Live like a Local: Cuba USTOA's Travel Together Series hosted by Kelley Ferro It felt like Havana was a city of artists and around every cobbled street corner was an artistic delight. From modern sculpture, to historic refurbished cars to an up & coming industrial art collective, Havana places much love and appreciation on art & architecture in life.
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.
24 years ago, José Rodríguez Fuster began to transform his home into a work of art in Jaimanitas, a neighborhood west of downtown Havana, Cuba. Today, Fusterland spans the whole neighborhood; an art installation where artists come to draw inspiration and visitors come to learn.
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
On arrival to Havana, Cuba, I did what most people do: I headed into the streets to do some street photography and take some portraits. Is there a better place in the world for street photography than Havana, Cuba? On my first full day in Havana, I took my photography workshop group out on a photo walk to explore the city. We visited a bunch of the famous squares in Havana, and got a nice taste of the street life here in Cuba. Of course, when in Havana, you're going to take to the streets and do some street photography. To be honest, I struggled a little bit. There were lots of great scenes in the old town, but I couldn't really find that perfect portrait. However, as I walked around I gave my street photography tips and tricks, things you can use in your images no matter where you are in ...
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.
Jhanko Reyes is widely known as one of the most talented tattoo artists in all of Cuba. However, running your own business in Cuba is strictly illegal unless the government signs off and gives you a license. Tattooing is not one of the industries that the Cuban government supports. Despite all of the limitations and roadblocks, a rapidly growing tattoo culture and underground scene continue to thrive, and much of it originates from a small room in Jhanko’s apartment.