MIAMI, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Another edition of Art OnCuba is already available. It is a riskier proposal, if you want, in the extensive artistic presentation of the youngest groups not yet inserted in international art circuits. There is also a search for an essential balance with members of other generations, many with National Visual Art awards, indispensable figures looking for a space for themselves in two shores. That is from where the decision of placing Eduardo Ponjuan on our cover came, as a deserved tribute for having received the National Award in 2013.
An element distinguishing this edition of the magazine is the will to recover names, poetics and strategies either ignored or forgotten by the institution and the market. That is why, among others, Orlando Hernandez and his Missing, an idea nurtured from some time, which was finally realized in a valuable article which examines the art system and its diverse ways of including or disqualifying, accepting or ignoring. A name, a visual proposal may be familiar to some, others will be moved by self-reflection and, probably, the questioning of their own or inherited precepts, conceptions marked by a lack of sight, or of humility. There will not be consensus, of course. With luck, much reasoning and dialogue.
Water as a topic or a formal pretext takes up an important space in this edition. Surrounded by water everywhere, or evading the circumstance, Cuban artists have had a love-hate relationship with the coast as representing remoteness, isolation, and being charged with an intense dose of history. Doctor Luz Merino Acosta and Anaeli Ibarra explore these visions on painting and video art in two excellent texts. Also, Janet Batet’s prose makes us enter the discourse of Luis Cruz Azaceta, an artist who has worked with utmost keenness the conflicts having to do with emigration and, in general, with the condition of the individual in contemporary society.
This is just a glance at the contents of our 02 edition. The reader can disclose much more on the contexts and connections among them and the present events in visual arts.
Art OnCuba, in this third number, consolidates its concept and distribution. Art OnCuba is a project growing, expanding and diversifying with a fail-safe pace.
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