After months of protesting against Decree 349, a proposed government sanction that would censor the arts, Bruguera will take legal action “against parties who have damaged myself and my family, psychologically, socially and professionally.” Lawyers say it is the first legal case of its kind.
Numerous Cuban artist-activists were detained for protesting Decree 349, but have been released as the law is reassessed. Cuban Vice Minister of Culture Fernando Rojas tells the Associated Press that more precise regulations will be published in upcoming days, but that “artistic creation is not the target.”
Cuban artists were arrested after planning a sit-in at the Cuban Ministry of Culture to protest Decree 349, which puts in place unprecedented censorship of the arts and will take effect December 7.
Open to all, this program appeals to artists, photographers, photography enthusiasts, and anyone interested in exploring the beauty and culture of Cuba.
A Cuban decree seeks to censor artists to an unprecedented level, essentially regulating any and all artistic and cultural activity in the country.
The images that foreshadow the turmoil of the Cuban Revolution jar you back to the precariousness of our times.
While governments and the media may tout the reforms in Cuba, the reality for artists on the island nation is far more precarious.
Arranged thematically, Adiós Utopia demonstrates ways Cuban artists have responded to their social context, all while revealing a dialogue with art happening around the world.
Curator Yanelys Nuñez Leyva and her partner, the artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, were detained by Cuban police after filing a complaint related to Alcántara detention earlier this month.
Sandra Ceballos and Coco Fusco will create a series of workshops and educational programs exploring trends and developments in Cuban art beyond state-sponsored culture.
At the Queens Museum, an exhibition by Julia Weist and Nestor Siré explores Cuba’s underground media-sharing network.
In light of the Long Beach Museum of Art’s exhibition, Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic, the museum is hosting a panel discussion on July 2 that will focus on the Cuban avant-garde.