The Artes de Cuba festival couldn’t possibly do justice to the creative life of contemporary Cuba without including the work of visual artists. (...) Likely to be a crowd favorite: Esterio Segura’s “Hybrid of a Chrysler,” a composite work made by adding metal wings to a 1953 car. It recalls not just one of the island’s most popular tourist images — the oversize American cars from the middle of the last century still used as taxis — but also its isolation, both self-imposed and imposed upon it. The work was seen at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and will be on view on the River Terrace. —
Outside on the River Terrace, Esterio Segura adds the latest variation to one of his familiar themes with Hybrid of a Chrysler, which envisions airplane wings on a classic car of the 1950s, much like the almendrones on the streets of Havana.