Conference: "Cuba in a Thousand Images", with Gustavo Arcos.


The professor and critic Gustavo Arcos (Havana, 1965) will be giving a lecture in our space, under the title "Cuba in a thousand images". He will approach the new scenarios of the Cuban audiovisual.

Each year, a great amount of diverse audiovisual footage from different genres, formats and styles are filmed in the island. The independent productions coexist with the ones supported by the state or the official institutions. Professional filmmakers, visual artist, students, journalists, amateurs, produce and consume images every hour and every moment, reestablishing, among others, our notion of identity. Many of these creators move through different scenes in and out of the country. Some of them, show styles and well defined creative signs that allows us to talk about a new auteur cinema in Cuba. ¿What do we understand today as Cuban cinema? ¿An image is worth a thousand words? As a part of the conference, fragments of recent Cuban short films and feature films by Carlos Machado, Miguel Coyula, Yan Vega, Marcel Beltrán, Armando Capó and Rocío Aballí will be shown.

This activity is possible due to the collaboration between Conversando Sobre Arte Contemporáneo and Artista X Artista.

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