‘Artivism’ Institute Calls For Solidarity With Victims Of Matthew / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 8 October 2016 — The Hanna Arendt Artivism Institute (Instar), led by the artist Tania Bruguera, began operations in Cuba with a call to “encourage solidarity, always latent in the Cuban people, with those affected by Hurricane Matthew,” according to a note from the organizers of the independent project. Monday, 10 October, a holiday … Continue reading “‘Artivism’ Institute Calls For Solidarity With Victims Of Matthew / 14ymedio”

Despite the Arrests and Pressures from Cuba’s Political Police, Independent Artists Gather

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 3 December 2020 — Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara was not the only one to be arrested this Wednesday. The harassment has continued in the last 24 hours against members of the San Isidro Movement and other independent artists. Tania Bruguera was also arrested on Wednesday afternoon when she was on her way to … Continue reading “Despite the Arrests and Pressures from Cuba’s Political Police, Independent Artists Gather”

Cuban Authorities Broke the Agreements with Artists, Denounces Tania Bruguera

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 30 November 2020 — Three of the five agreements reached on November 27 between independent artists and cultural authorities — beginning with the release of the young rapper Denis Solís, sentenced to eight months in jail for alleged contempt — did not last 24 hours, Tania Bruguera denounced in a press conference called … Continue reading “Cuban Authorities Broke the Agreements with Artists, Denounces Tania Bruguera”

Instar Offers Two Residencies to Promote Civic Initiatives in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 30 May 2019 — The Hannah Arendt Institute of Artivism (Instar) is offering two Vita Activa (Active Life) Residencies “to promote civic initiatives with viable solutions in the short or medium term.” Every Cuban resident on the island can apply and novelty and creativity will be rewarded. Vita Activa is looking for “projects which, using a strong theoretical … Continue reading “Instar Offers Two Residencies to Promote Civic Initiatives in Cuba”

Instar Launches First Independent Fund For Audiovisual Creation In Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 11 June 2018 – The Hannah Arendt Institute of Artivism (Instar) has launched the first independent fund for the creation of audiovisuals in Cuba. The call for project proposals has been posted on the project’s online site, created by the artist Tania Bruguera, and is open from June 8 to September 8, 2018. Instar … Continue reading “Instar Launches First Independent Fund For Audiovisual Creation In Cuba”

Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera Enters the National Academy of Design of the United States

14ymedio, Havana, 28 October 2022 — Cuban artist and professor Tania Bruguera has been selected to join the U.S. National Academy of Design, along with 16 other figures from the world of architecture and the arts. The institution, which made its decision last Saturday, defines Bruguera in a statement as “a performance artist who seeks … Continue reading “Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera Enters the National Academy of Design of the United States”

‘Outsider’ Cuban Plastic Artists Exhibit Their ‘Hidden Art’ in Miami

EFE (via 14ymedio), Miami, 27 August 2022 — The National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill (Naemi) Foundation, focused on so-called “outsider art,” inaugurates a new exhibition this Saturday in Miami with works by renowned “marginal” artists, such as the Cubans Jorge Alberto Cadi El Buzo and Misleidys Castillo. The exhibition Ousider Art: Revealing Masters of … Continue reading “‘Outsider’ Cuban Plastic Artists Exhibit Their ‘Hidden Art’ in Miami”

Cuban State Security Mobilizes to Prevent a Protest in Favor of Hamlet Lavastida

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 7 July 2021 — Several independent artists and journalists were detained this Wednesday by Cuban State Security agents to prevent them from carrying out a protest action in solidarity with the artist Hamlet Lavastida, who has been under arrest in Villa Marista since June 26th. The action proposed a sit-in in … Continue reading “Cuban State Security Mobilizes to Prevent a Protest in Favor of Hamlet Lavastida”

Cuban Reporter Covering the Rape Case of a Minor Arrested for 24 Hours

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 18 June 2021 — Writer Jorge Enrique Rodríguez, a journalist for Diario de Cuba and a collaborator of the International Institute of Artivism Hannah Arendt (Instar), was released this Friday after being detained for 24 hours. The journalist was arrested this Thursday around two in the afternoon outside the Western Army Military … Continue reading “Cuban Reporter Covering the Rape Case of a Minor Arrested for 24 Hours”

Cuban Government Organizes an Act of Repudiation Against Tania Bruguera

14ymedio, Havana, 3 June 2021 — On Thursday afternoon at the headquarters of the Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism (Instar), the artist Tania Bruguera received a visit from a group made up of about fifteen people who warned her of the consequences of continuing with her activities and demands. At the head of the … Continue reading “Cuban Government Organizes an Act of Repudiation Against Tania Bruguera”

Cuban Police Pursue Tania Bruguera While Germany Invites Her to an Art Exhibition

14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 8 February 2021 — The Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism (Instar), founded in Havana by the artist Tania Bruguera, has been selected to participate in the 15th edition of documenta, the prestigious contemporary art exhibition held in Kassel, Germany, currently scheduled for June 18 to September 25, 2022. On this occasion, … Continue reading “Cuban Police Pursue Tania Bruguera While Germany Invites Her to an Art Exhibition”

Instar Offers Four Spaces for ‘Coworking’ at its Headquarters in Old Havana

14ymedio, Havana, 6 January 2020 — The Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism (Instar) has made available to other independent projects three spaces for coworking, shared offices, at its headquarters in Old Havana, according to an announcement published this Tuesday on its social networks. In a country marked by a housing deficit and few places … Continue reading “Instar Offers Four Spaces for ‘Coworking’ at its Headquarters in Old Havana”

“You Should Be the Ones Talking to Us, Not State Security”

14ymedio, Havana, 3 December 2020 — The following document is the result of comparing the notes taken by various people who were present and what was remembered by the participants. Published on the Facebook Page 27N (for ‘November 27’) , it is reproduced with their permission. They point out that “there were more statements in … Continue reading ““You Should Be the Ones Talking to Us, Not State Security””

Two Literary Awards Announced for Cuban Authors

14ymedio, Havana, 19 June 2019 — Literature lovers have a double opportunity with the announcement of two new awards for Cuban authors. The Hannah Arendt  Institute of Artivism (INSTAR), directed by independent artist Tania Bruguera, has announced the first edition of the Manuel Moreno Fraginals award, which will be awarded to a critical essay on the Revolution. The … Continue reading “Two Literary Awards Announced for Cuban Authors”

Independent Cuban Films Continue to Make Headway Internationally / Lynn Cruz

Havana Times, Lynn Cruz, 23 August 2018 – When darkness seems to hang over us a little heavier, there is a truth that shines through: “The essential thing is to work, to create.” It has been over a year now since our documentary Nadie, which we tried to screen at a private venue: “Casa Galeria El … Continue reading “Independent Cuban Films Continue to Make Headway Internationally / Lynn Cruz”