Cubartour’s 3 Day- 3 Generations Tour covers the three contemporary stand out ages of Cuban art that are held at the heart of Cubartours, the generation of the 60s and 70s, 80s and 90s, and the millennials.
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Cubartour’s 3 Day- 3 Generations Tour covers the three contemporary stand-out ages of Cuban art that are held at the heart of Cubartours, the generation of the 60s and 70s, 80s and 90s, and the millennials. The tour combines the essence of the one day tours and expands in certain areas adding to the holistic approach of this tour.
Day 1 begins with a tour of the maze-like Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Accompanied by our specialist art consultants, we will ensure that the beauty of this collection is unfurled before your very eyes through an in-depth explanation of the periods, movements and landmark pieces from Cuban art history. The collection ends at where the studio tours will begin. Day 1 will cover artists who emerged in the 60s and 70s, artists that re-illustrated Cuban identity in the post-Revolution period. Participants will visit the studios of Choco, Nelson Domínguez and Manuel Mendive. All artists are renowned for their specific signature style and formed part of the generation that prepared the platform for the flourish of artists that will be explored in Day 2.
Day 2 focuses on artists who emerged during the 80s and 90s, this generation is most commonly known as the New Cuban art generation. New why? The generation of the 80s, it is argued, reinvented Cuban art, in a climate of a more liberal approach to culture. They are also associated with the establishment of the new centre of artistic studies el Instituto Superior de Artes. Day 2 will explore the works at Studio 66, with a private discussion with founder Sandra Contreras, followed by a trip to the studios at La Mina. Here participants will see the works of Ernesto Rancaño, Ángle Ramírez and Carlos Guzmán. After a short trip to the second most important art institution in Cuba, the Centro de Desarrollo de Artes Visuales, guests will visit the studios of Rene Francisco and Kcho.
Day 3 will explore artistic institutions and the studios of what we call Young Masters, the artists who emerged post-millennium. As well as visiting the studios of artists such as Adonis Ferro, Rafael Villares, Niels Reyes and José Manuel Mesías, the tour will explore the collections and temporary exhibitions at the Galería Villa Manuela and the Galería Habana. The Galería Villa Manuela, working in tandem with the Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), regularly exhibits work from UNEAC members, hosting on average 10 exhibitions a year. The Galería Habana has a history of publicising Cuban art across the world and regularly features at Art Fairs worldwide.
Be sure to join Cubartours on our three-day exploration of the Cuban art scene. We can guarantee you that you will leave having an insight into the private lives of Cuban artists and Cuban institutions.
The price includes the Museum entrances, tour leader service, taxi between the art spaces.
This private restaurant in a historic building has to be one of Cuba's most refined paladares for ambience, service and food, both Cuban and international.
Specialising in gins, it is one of the only Gin Bar-Restaurants in Havana, its decorative and thematic inspiration coming from an East London hipster style bar.
please note: Lunch costs are not included in the tour price.
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.
Beatriz Laffita works as a professor at the University of Havana since 2009. She finished her studies in Art History at the same center, and was selected as one of the best students to be part of the team at the Faculty of Arts and Letters. She has been focused in African and Spanish art and also knows profundly the Cuban art through its differents periods.
Beside the Art History she has exprerience working with Audiovisual Studies and Artistic Culture Theory. Also she works as an art critic where she developed writing skills. Also she has publish articles related with cultural studies and made presentations for a diverse public.
Beatriz will guide the participants in the tours around the main museums, galleries and art spaces in Havana. Beatriz is fluent in Spanish, English, French and little of German.
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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.