A Local’s Guidebook to Cuba

Photographer and performer Alejandra Glez has produced a identify for herself in electronic video clip art. Her operate is purely feminist, and she is at present 1 of the Cuban visual artists with the most influence internationally in her discipline from Cuba.

This interview is part of The Planet Built Regional, a world collaboration among the seven worldwide editions of Condé Nast Traveler in which 100 persons in 100 countries convey to us why their house turf should really be your subsequent destination.

Inform us a tiny about Havana. What do you assume tends to make this town so distinctive?

Truly for me the most specific thing that Cuba has is the Cuban people: its folks and its humanity.

Where are we taking in?

The finest breakfast in Havana is without the need of a doubt El Café. You will obtain excellent coffee any where in Cuba, but I recommend finding a cup for two pesos from a road stand, which is incredibly reliable.

Alejandra Glez

And the most effective cocktail?

The finest cocktail is wherever Wilson is! Wilson is a Cuban boy who prepares the very best cocktails in the metropolis, and you can come across him in the cafe El del Frente.

Inform us a little about the artwork and images scene in Cuba appropriate now.

Without doubt art in Cuba is a strong place. I really encourage tourists to meet all the young and famous artists all about the island. Get a stroll by means of the artist studios in the town. It is a magical working experience.

What jobs are you performing on ideal now?

I have two exhibitions, in Barcelona in September at the Utopia artwork middle, and at Arsenal Venice, as a finalist for the Arte Laguna Prize in October.

Follow Alejandra Glez on Instagram @alejandraglezvisual_artist