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.
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