On this occasion Matanzas become the sub-site of the most important visual arts event in Cuba for the first time.
Creators of the contemporary Cuban and international visual panorama gathered on April 15 to inaugurate the project “Intermittent Rivers” in the city of Matanzas as part of the XIII Biennial of Havana.
Organized, created and curate by the renowned artist and daughter of this city, María Magdalena Campos – Pons, the proposal responds to an exhibition concept based on the idea of transformation and the curative quality of the traditional cultures of the region.
To say of Campos – Pons: “this idea seeks to revitalize and heal the city through artistic gestures that will revive forgotten traditions and places, creating artistic circuits that will empower the community and help to renew it with a sense of cultural pride”.
Among the creators present in this project are: Jorge J Gutiérrez Salomón, Adrián Socorro, Enrique Casas, Alejandro Baró, Julio César García, Adriana Riera, Frank David Valdés, Yeniel Morales Medina and Daniel Rodríguez; each one of them with propositions from the concepts and pictorial discourses that they defend.
Salomón maintains his creative line merging cultural religiosity in “The way of the ancestors”, meanwhile Socorro will present their works free of ties in “The heat of the tropics”.
“Matanzas`elegy” by means of an academic and referential landscaping to his city is the proposal of Enrique Casas.
The photographic universe will be represented by the photograms of Alejandro Baró, Julio César García, Adriana Riera through “Root”.
Two triptychs; one of Morales Medina will be part of “Olofi’s messengers” (collective project) while the other is one of the central themes of “Just as it is” by Frank David.
The young Daniel Rodríguez will offer on this occasion “Matter in the physical”, a creative message through collage.
Diversity of criteria, intentions, points of view will accompany those who decide to visit both the central and collateral spaces of the event during a whole month.
Each of these creators is part of the Artecru community, space that will be offering coverage of everything that happens during the biennial with the works of these artists.