You Ain’t Seen Nada Nyet:
Quinceañera con Kremlin, by Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta Oliva, adorns a fascinating new volume on a relatively unexplored field: the impact of Soviet culture on the arts of Cuba. Caviar with Rum, edited by scholar Jacqueline Loss and novelist and essayist José Manuel Prieto, features 16 essays by writers and artists exploring the way themes like the matryoshka and genres like Sots art were transformed and adapted in the Cuban context. Along with Rivalta, the volume features works by artists Tonel, René Francisco and Eduardo Ponjuan, Lissette Solórzano, and more. The book, which includes a timeline of Soviet-Cuban relations, is a revolutionary study of the meeting, through art, of two (post-) revolutionary cultures.