Art OnCuba 18
June - August 2018
Stories to Be Told
In the first months of this year several expositions by Cuban artists from all times, languages and ways of approaching their respective environments have passed through different cities of the planet. Thanks to our intelligent and well-informed collaborators, we have been able to bring together a group of these individual and collective displays exhibited in galleries, fairs or art centers, in which creators of a very different nature participated, including the so-called “outsiders.” A panorama that is complemented with interviews with personalities and features about institutions, of interest to researchers and for the enjoyment of our assiduous readers.
Following the aim of recalling those who have contributed to enriching Cuban art, this issue also includes an indispensable figure of our history of art, sculptor Tomás Oliva, and painter Nela Ramos is rescued from memory, while a well-deserved homage is paid to writer Juan Martínez, whose texts should always be on the shelves of artists, critics and collectors linked to Cuban art.
Meanwhile, it will be of curiosity for the younger ones to get to know how our Mario Algaze became part of that rock phenomenon of those of us who nowadays are getting on.
It’s worthwhile pointing out that an adequate balance has been achieved between the collaborators, having an approximate number of men and women, as well as of residents on the island and abroad. Professionals from very different formations and origins, whose personal experiences contribute to offering multiple and valuable perspectives of present-day Cuban art. The contexts and environments in which each one of them resides or has grown up undoubtedly enrich the viewpoints presented about frequently very common subjects. In this sphere one continues to note with satisfaction a notable presence of younger women historians and critics, who increasingly make a more correct selection of the subjects and diversity of their opinions.
IN THIS ISSUE
Editor in Chief / Publisher
Executive Managing Editor
Editorial Director / Editor
Design & Layout
Translation and English copyediting
Commercial director & Public Relations / Cuba