States of Exchange : Artists from Cuba

States of Exchange : Artists from Cuba

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In States of Exchange, Cuban artist Gerardo Mosquera characterizes the sudden shift that visual artists in his country underwent in the 1980s: "These artists broke with the official ideology of culture imposed by the Cuban regime throughout the 1970s, rejecting its political and nationalist clichés. They did so spontaneously, without benefit of programs, mission statements or manifestos; they simply stopped taking any notice of government guidelines in order to work as they wished, without constraints." This volume is a first-hand account of the development of the Cuban avant-garde--which Mosquera terms "New Cuban Art"--detailing how the artists countered the nationalist vernacular of the 1970s to create a language that reflected contemporary Cuban society. This volume coincides with an exhibition of the same name at the Institute of International Visual Arts in London and includes critical essays on Iván and Yoan Capote, Jeannette Chávez, Diana Fonseca, Wilfredo Prieto and Lázaro Saavedra.


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Author(s)
Gerardo Mosquera, Cylena Simonds, Mailyn Machado
Format
Paperback | 112 pages
Dimensions
178 x 230 x 12mm | 358.34g
Publication date
15 Nov 2008
Publisher
Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA)
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English, Spanish
Edition
Bilingual edition
Edition Statement
Bilingual
Illustrations note
128 colour, 7 black and white illustrations
ISBN10
1899846506
ISBN13
9781899846504
Bestsellers rank
2,864,100