Skip to main content

Entrevistas

Zaida del Río

The new male figures of Zaida del Río

Is one of the most seductive beings of the Cuban plastic arts. Since Zaida del Río appeared on the island's cultural scene in the 1970s, nothing was the same. The famous Cuban, known worldwide for repr
Carilda Oliver Labra

Carilda: a poetess and a woman

By José Carlos de Santiago I have never been an austere woman in love. Never something else but just love led me to write verses, which perhaps burst out of me to manifest the indescribable beauty wit
Roberto Diago

Diago: as life itself

Speaking softly and with careful diction, Diago weighs each word, each criterion, and that makes his reflections seem to come from the ancestral wisdom of which he is a proud heir: Africa - with all wh
Manuel Mendive

Manuel Mendive. I feel bound to this island

My pillars are the yoruba religion, faith, mysticism, truth, kindness, sweetness, anguish, the land and life. I like switching the medium and, if it were possible, maybe one day I’d like to paint over
Giraldo Piloto

International Festival Drum´s Party

Giraldo Piloto Barreto, president of the Fiesta del Tambor Festival, from a family of famous Cuban musicians, studied and graduated in 1980 from the National Arts School of Cuba. His first job was in t
Nelson Domínguez

Nelson Domínguez. A man who never stops...

By Alexis Triana As we speak, and as though nothing special were happening, he is sitting in the middle of the second story of his workshop-home located almost across the Plaza de Armas, which looks o
Gary Nader

Gary Nader: a premium interview

By Jorge Fernández Era The insistence from Havana was as huge as were my doubts whether I could make it or not. To interview Gary Nader in the Fair Zona Maco, where hundreds of journalists from the Me
OONA CHAPLIN

OONA CHAPLIN

I come from an intense and tremendous family tradition. We are five generations: John Onios, his great-grandfather Loubouyán Tarandín, my grandfather Charlie, my mother Geraldine and me. One branch is

Beirut Design Fair. 3 questions for Bénédicte Colpin

Today, Beirut is described as an outstanding "incubator" for a variety of artistic elds. In your opinion, what place does design occupy in this landscape, and what makes Beirut unique among other citie