Havana Part I: David Fenton’s SHOTS Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam Just Finished

by Chris Murray on February 14, 2024

David Fenton‘s exhibition SHOTS was a resounding success in Havana. It was a beautiful evening for the exhibition opening and everyone who came enjoyed making new friends. It was another remarkable exhibition in the series of cultural exchanges Govinda Gallery has enjoyed with Cuba since the first collaboration there, La Revolución del Rock & Roll, in 2002.


The view from Parque Central Hotel of the Capitol.


Govinda Gallery Director Chris Murray, David Fenton and his wife Sylvie Erb in Parque Central Hotel lobby.


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Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam, Old Havana.


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Interior courtyard of the Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam.


David Fenton at the Art Center Wifredo Lam gallery.


David Fenton and Sylvie Erb relaxing before the opening.


Chris Murray at the Art Center Wifredo Lam with David Fenton’s new book, The Activist’s Media Handbook.


Govinda Gallery Assistant to the Director, Fabiola Castro.


David Fenton meeting a fan of his exhibition with Nelson Ramirez, Director of the Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam and the Havana Biennial, and Govinda Gallery Director Chris Murray.


David Fenton giving a tour of his exhibition while Nelson Ramirez translates.


The crowd at the opening of David Fenton’s exhibition, SHOTS.


Chris Murray talking about Ada Ferrer‘s Pulitzer Prize winning book Cuba: An American History


Chris Murray with Cuban media personality Guille Vilar, artist Sandor González Vilar, and his companion at the exhibition opening.


Emilio, Edimary, and their son with Washington artist, Carlotta Hester, at the exhibition opening. Carlotta enjoyed her own exhibition of prints, Viaje Elemental, at the Galería de la Biblioteca Rubén Martínez Villena in 2005.


Luis Gomez with his wife and daughter and Carlotta Hester.


Sylvie Erb and Cuban jewelry designer Jennifer Rico at Restaurante 5 Sentidos in Old Havana celebrating the SHOTS opening.


Celebrating on the streets of Havana after dinner. Left to right: Carlotta Hester, Jennifer Rico, Nelson Ramirez, Thorne Sirbak, Chris Murray, and Fabiola Castro.


David Fenton’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.


All photos by Carlotta Hester.

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1 response to “Havana Part I: David Fenton’s SHOTS Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center Wifredo Lam Just Finished”

  1. Christine Nassikas says:

    What great photos that capture such an amazing time and exhibit in Havana!! Bravo!!!

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