Cuban Dissident Artists Face Trial Next Week, Human Rights Groups Say – ARTnews.com

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, a Cuban dissident artist, is set to stand trial in a Cuban court at the end of the month, human rights groups announced on social media today. Otero Alcántara, a visual artist and member of the San Isidro Movement, a collective of artists and dissidents fighting censorship in Cuba, was arrested … Read more

Cuban Artists Test the Frontiers of Political Dissent

Raychel Carrión, “Romper” (2020), graphite on paper (Valentina Di Liscia/Hyperallergic) Against the backdrop of Cuba’s ongoing assault on human rights, an otherwise prosaic image of a bus without passengers becomes unnaturally haunting. In Raychel Carrión’s monochrome graphite drawing “Romper” (2020) — “to break” — rows of empty bus seats emerge from a thick, textured darkness … Read more