Cuban Art News reports on the Noviembre Fotográfico Festival. Fototeca de Cuba, in collaboration with the National Council of the Visual Arts [Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticos (CNAP)] and the Ministry of Culture, organizes a month of photography each November in Cuba, Noviembre Fotográfico [Photographic November], an initiative that began in 2006.
The event has proved to be a significant experience in the development and promotion of the values of photographic art, grouping various photography exhibitions located in galleries and cultural centers around the island. The program includes a symposium with conferences, workshops, and exhibition of projects. [See dates in bold below.] Cuban Art News writes:
Photography is again filling the month of November in Havana, with an ambitious program of exhibitions and events taking place in more than 30 locations around the city. Organized by the Fototeca de Cuba and under the direction of Nelson Ramírez de Arellano, the festival includes exhibitions at the Centro Wifredo Lam, Galería Villa Manuela, Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), and Casa Victor Hugo, among many others. Next Monday–Thursday, November 27–30, the Fototeca will offer a four-day workshop on photo-books, presented by Image Threads Collective. This week, series of 10 am talks covers such topics as the body and the queer subject in Cuban photography (tomorrow, November 22); curatorial projects presenting Cuban photography abroad (Thursday, November 23); and portfolio presentations on Friday, November 24. On Friday evening, the last weekly light projections will take place in Plaza Vieja at 8 pm.
[Image above: Arien Chang Castán, Se permuta, 2007, from the series Longevidad. Courtesy arienchang.com]
See full schedule at http://www.lajiribilla.cu/articulo/noviembre-fotografico