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Contemporary art: Seize the day

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Interest in Cuban art is taking off



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Sign of the times

Sign of the times

THE dingy back alleys of Havana are a far cry from the city’s middle-class Vedado district and its Hotel Nacional, and an unlikely home for a hip international art gallery. But on November 27th Galleria Continua, an avant-garde group from San Gimignano in Tuscany that shows Anish Kapoor and Michelangelo Pistoletto and has offshoots in Beijing and Boissy-le-Châtel, an hour’s drive south of Paris, opened its newest space in the renovated Águila de Oro cinema. The chunky Soviet-era projectors have been left in place on the top floor, and the detritus of film canisters and decaying seats has been whipped into a floor-to-ceiling hurricane installation by José Yaque, a young Cuban artist.
Continua’s opening is just the latest sign that …