Artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is set to be transferred to the Guanajay maximum security prison, facing charges of contempt, resistance, and assault.
Over 140 artists and intellectuals including Tania Bruguera and Katherine Bisquet have voiced their support for Hamlet Lavastida.
“Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara is being detained solely for peacefully expressing his ideas through his art and for his nonviolent defense of human rights,” the open letter reads.
Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara has been without food or fluids for seven days after Cuban police raided his home and took several artworks.
Fifty years ago, poet Heberto Padilla was forced to publicly denounce himself and his friends as counterrevolutionaries.
How erroneous assumptions about Cuba can skew our understanding of the country’s cultural centers.
Is Cuban socialism a success or failure? Is Cuba frozen in time or on the verge of being overrun with McDonald’s? One field that displays the complexity and contradictions of Cuba is the arts.
The “Patria y Vida” video is spreading like wildfire in Cuba and Miami, a sign of widespread discontent on the island as well as unity among Cubans.
The bipartisan group of politicians urges the release of Denis Solís, a rapper arbitrarily detained last year, and expresses solidarity with the San Isidro Movement artist-activist collective.
The motion was filed on behalf of 1,252 artists, and counting, who signed a petition in its favor, including artists Tania Bruguera and Sandra Ceballos.
Tania Bruguera and Katherine Bisquet were among those detained prior to a peaceful demonstration convened by the 27N Movement in front of the Ministry of Culture in Havana.
As Cuban authorities continue to target artist Tania Bruguera, Pablo Helguera publishes, for the first time, his 2015 essay on Bruguera’s attempt to stage a public performance on free speech.