Welcome to Fusterlandia
A whole neighborhood made with art and imagination turns a considerable area of the coastal town of Jaimanitas into the open warehouse of the Cuban engraver, ceramicist, draftsman and painter José A. Rodríguez Fuster.
Fusterlandia has prepared for the national and foreign public more than 80 houses decorated in their gardens and exteriors with picturesque tiles and monumental sculptures, a creative image that has distinguished 226 Street for more than two decades.
“It is one of the most singular attractions the visual arts offer in Havana today”, the artist would say about his own project, which combines creations that won’t allow themselves to go unnoticed to visitors: the Rooster’s Tower, the Cubans’ Table, and Fuster’s Door among them.
Inspired by the greatest and most influential artists of the plastic arts in the 20th century such as Pablo Picasso from Malaga, the architect Antoni Gaudí and Constantin Brancusi, Fusterlandia revitalizes the very same concept of art in order to take it to undreamed-of limits and to invite the spectator to live that with him, to feel part of the creative process.
The art engineer José Fuster, decorated with the Acknowledgement “Gitana Tropical” in 2005 and the Award for the Work of a Lifetime given by the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets at FIART in 2008, confesses he is still developing his communitarian project with the future idea of creating a children’s gallery.
Visit Fusterlandia and take with you the experience of seeing one of the most original places in modern Havana. You will also have the pleasure of meeting the creator of this fascinating project personally.
Every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Calle 226, esquina Av. 3ª
Text by: Dayneris Brito
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez