Artists Beautify Santiago de Cuba with Murals

Cuban and foreign artists—from Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean—participating in the Tenth International Biennial of Mural Painting (“InterNos”) painted seven murals around Santiago de Cuba, a city readying for its 500th anniversary.

This latest masterpieces join the 104 such works scattered throughout Santiago, making of the city “an open gallery” in the eyes of its inhabitants and visitors. The main topics are the environment and youth.

Painters from Cuba and 13 other nations from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean participated in this event that started on January 5 with exhibitions of photographers and painters, theoretical workshops, videos and concerts.

Fulfilling the event’s goals of bringing culture closer to communities, they painted large murals in three parks: Parque del Amor (Love Park), Carlos J. Finlay and Ferreiro. Also, they made the walls of the Provincial Hospital and a school more beautiful with their work.

Andres Franco, an Ecuadorean youngster in his first participation in this event, said it had been a very interesting proposal when people from different countries, generations and styles shared their ideas to make a unique piece.

Cuban Oandris Tejeiro, a veteran in the Internos events, praised the possibility of exchanging with other artists during the creative processes that allowed him to learn on other urban art trends and aesthetic concepts, as well as different perspectives.

For original article, see http://www.cubanews.ain.cu/2012/0125Artists-Beautify.htm

Photo from http://www.absolut-cuba.com/aniversario-de-santiago-de-cuba/

4 thoughts on “Artists Beautify Santiago de Cuba with Murals

  1. RAUL, STOP THE MURAL PAINTINMG AND THE PRO ART RETHORIC AND GIVE THE YOUTH OF CUBA THE INTERNET. FREE INTERNET FOR THE CUBAN PEOPLE! NOW! NOW! NOW!

  2. This is my picture …. That photo is mine, took his credit and published,
    Please at least put the name of the author of the picture … Noa/CMKC

  3. Que maravilloso eres trabajando, estuve mirando y encontre distintas cosas.
    Ya iremos tratando, mereces mucho mas que lo que pides pero yo no podria compensar tanto talento. Que murales, algun dia, algun dia, algo
    hermoso te compensara.

    Sabes, me dijeron que habia un mural del grupo de mi padre, en Comillas,
    Santander, porque por vez primera zarparon en el Buque Marques de
    Comillas, en Comillas…. saliendo rumbo a America, pienso que Argentina,
    todo un troupe, creo que era Celia Gamez o algo asi, no recuerdo, tendria
    que mirar… pero estaban distintas personas de relevancia que iban a bordo,
    quizas la madre de Placido, y LOS XEY. Un mural grande….

    Oye has hecho contactos en EUZKADI, en el Pais Vasco, son muy pro CUBA y se me hace que tus exposiciones son de alta relevancia, habras
    estado en distintos lugares. Mira la Gise que amistades tiene.

    Un saludo Andris…..

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