With CUBAISM LTD the trip provides participants with the exclusive opportunity to meet and greet artists and other figures in the Cuban art world. The professional tours include a host of special and exclusive events. Hotel accommodation is included.
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Cubaism's Spring Art Tour is grounded in the artistic, political, social and historical context of the island and will set the scene for the trip through a series of talks, studio tours and gallery tours, introducing the framework in which Cuban contemporary art has flourished. The trip provides participants with the exclusive opportunity to meet and greet artists and other influential figures in the Cuban art world. Giving attendees the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant Cuban culture, Cuba Art Tours invites you to explore Cuba's kaleidoscopic art scene.
The tour will begin with a short lecture from Cuban Art History professor María de los Ángeles Pereira. Following this we will travel through a Cuban art historical narrative with a guided tour to the National Museum of Fine Arts, starting with the establishment of the fine arts under Spanish colonial rule exploring the ostentation styles, reflecting delicate European Romanticism and simultaneously the striking Baroque. The gallery progresses from Colonial art all the way through to Cuban Post-Revolutionary art from the 1990s. Following an introduction to the foundations of the Cuban art scene, Cubartours will begin by exploring the works of post-Revolution masters such as Lesbia Vent Dumois, Nelson Domínguez and Manuel Mendive amongst others. The Tour will then follow the development of Cuban Art through the 80s and 90s, with trips to the studios of celebrated contemporary artists. Finally, it shall also provide an insight into the youngest and brightest Cuban artists of the moment. The Art Tour provides a rare and perfectly curated opportunity to experience the pulsating life of Cuban art and artists, immersing oneself into the surroundings in which contemporary Cuban art was born.
Through the duration of the tour, artists will invite you into the spaces in which their creative process takes place. Interacting with artists will no doubt bring works to life and create a more intimate understanding between participants, individual artists and their works.
The professional tours include a host of special events including receptions at the British Ambassador's residence, cocktails at the Nacional, private receptions in the hotel allocated and exclusive exhibition openings organised specifically for the professional tours.
Not missing out on the scintillating city of Havana itself, Cubartours, working with Cubaism, will integrate vintage car tours of the city and other exciting activities, giving participants the unique opportunity to live the vibrant Cuban street and nightlife, to fully embrace the Real Cuban experience.
The tour will take place in May from the 7th to the 14th, to coincide with a busy and active art week in Cuba.
The price of the tour includes hotel accommodation, transport, some lunches and dinners. It excludes the cost of the flight, tourist card and any extra food and drink. Prices will vary according to hotel availability and selection. Private sector accommodation is also readily available if required.
Hotel options include:
Hotel Santa Isabel
Hotel Palacio del Marques de San Felipe
Hotel Memories Miramar
Hotel H10 Panorama
Hotel Gran Caribe Inglaterra
Hotel Four Points By Sheraton Havana
The itineraries below are subject to change in line with artist availability. For more information please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
please note: Lunch costs are not included in the tour price.
Jasmine Chohan, a BA and MA graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, has specialised in Cuban art for over 7 years. She is currently a PhD candidate with Professor Julian Stallabrass at the Courtauld, focusing on Cuban contemporary art.
Having studied Fine Art at the San Alejandro Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes and Art History at the University of Havana, Jasmine has both a traditional academic grounding and an understanding of Cuban art history from a Cuban perspective. Jasmine has worked on Cuban exhibitions and with Cuban art representatives in London, as well as working in Cuba with individual artists and institutions such as the Centro Wifredo Lam on occasion of the 12th Havana Biennial. As a result Jasmine is well versed and integrated into the international Cuban art scene.
Jasmine will guide the participants in the tours around Havana and the main museums, galleries and art spaces. Jasmine is fluent in Spanish and English. Together with her, Cubartours Art Tour organizes art consultants such as Yudinela Ortega and Camila López
Yudinela Ortega, graduated in Art History from the Faculty of Arts and Literature of Universidad de La Habana in 2013. In addition to being an Art Consultant at Cuba Art Tours, she is currently Commercial Director of the Villa Manuela Gallery of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).
She has previously worked as a Specialist in Visual Arts at Factoría Habana, Center for Experimentation of Contemporary Art at the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana. She simultaneously worked as Director of Sales and Commercial Management for OnCuba Magazine. She is a curator and art critic. Her texts can be consulted in specialized publications such as: Artecubano Magazine, Revolucion y Cultura Magazine, Tabloide Artecubano News, Puerto Rico and Caribbean Plastic Arts Magazine, Opus Habana, Havana Cultural, Habana Patrimonial and in the Digital Bulletins of the Center of Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam.
She has curated the exhibitions: What is your need? Collateral Exhibition of the XII Biennial of Havana, Arsenal Study, Havana (2015), The Left sentence in the Gallery Rubén Martínez Villena, of the Office of the Historian of Havana (2015). Non Places, collective exhibition of photography, about November Photographic in Gallery Villa Manuela of UNEAC (2016), Fragmentations, Personal Sample of Esteban Leyva in Villa Manuela Gallery of UNEAC (2017)
Yudinela works as an Art Consultant at Cubartours.
Camila López Rodríguez, having graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Art History in 2015, is a young professor at the Faculty of Arts and Literature at the University of Havana, as well as an Art Consultant for Cubartours. Focused on art studies, she has taught courses on Appreciation and History of Music and Cuban Music in the University, as well as having shared teaching opportunities in subjects such as Contemporary Universal Art and Cuban Art.
Her experience ranges from Student Assistant at the Faculty of Arts and Literature, (University of Havana) to Professor of the Department of Art History. She has also worked on book presentations, catalogues and other publications. She has been a participant in the Staff Organizers of some events such as the presentation of the book The Inevitable Space Alexandre Arrechea (Jaca), of Cristina Vives at the National Museum of Fine Arts. She has also written for some of the platforms of Cuban contemporary art and has worked with them. She has received various art courses taught by Cuban and foreign teachers as well as text editing.
In her work as an art history teacher, she has lectured at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) as well as having taught a group of Austrian students at Multicine Infanta. Camila is a member of LASA (Latin American Studies Association) and participated in New York with a lecture at the 50th Anniversary Congress of this association. She is constantly updated and immersed in the Cuban art scene and has a theoretical and practical knowledge of what happens both with the already consecrated Cuban art and with the new emerging generations. Camila works as an Art Consultant with Cubartours.
Samuel Puentes is a young architect graduated in 2015 from the Institute Jose Antonio Echeverria. He has been involved in diverse projects that go from remodel spaces to conceive new spaces in the city. He collaborated with the Architect Kiovet Sanchez in the project of the Hostal Santa Clara in Old Havana, and inside the project Arte y Corte he had the opportunity to restructure the school Jinete Chullima for children who live in the oldest municipality of Havana. During 2015 he worked as a professor in the Summer Workshop at Fabrica de Arte Cubano (FAC). Puentes wrote the article “Boxing Cuba. From the Backyards to Word Championship” for the German magazine Hirmer Verlag. In 2016 with a group of young architects created Studio Abierto, dedicated to the development of investigations, national and international contests, social and private projects. Samuel have been teaching the history of architecture from its must diverse point of views always related with the history of Cuba.
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The tour was incredible -the most enjoyable thing I did in Havana. The artists you guys chose were so interesting and it was nice to see the broad spectrum of art in Cuba. I'm so happy I booked this, all the girls were so friendly and knowledgeable.
Jasmine curated one of the most incredible arts experiences we've had. Anyone who is a genuine art lover and interested in connecting with the source of these works should go on a tour. It is truly an elevated experience--5 stars all around!
The tour was insightful and interesting. We had the rare experience to see works of art up close and personal, as well as the chance to discuss those works with the artists themselves. An experience I never would have had if it were not for this tour.