Cuban artist Roberto Diago interviewed as he prepares for the Cuban arts festival in Washington DC

When the Kennedy Center Performing Arts of Washington D.C. opened its doors to the arts festival of Cuba on May 8, about 400 Cuban artists were in the US capital, including about 200 who live in Cuba. Of these, only three painters living on the island have the opportunity to exhibit at the prestigious cultural centre: Roberto Fabelo, Manuel Mendive and Roberto Diago. Diago spoke recently about the preparation for his show at the Kennedy Center from 9 to 20 May.

13th Havana Art Biennial is postponed until 2019 due to Hurricane Irma

The National Council of Plastic Arts of Cuba and the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam have decided to postpone until 2019 the celebration of the XIII Havana Art Biennial, due to the severe damage caused by Hurricane Irma to cultural institutions in the country, a rigorous analysis of the resources that will be available for recovery in the remainder of this year and in 2018.