The end of the great tale

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The end of the great tale
Art Exhibition at OPC

The Office of Cultural Projects (Oficina de Proyectos Culturales) (OPC) presents the contemporary art exhibition The End of the Great Tale which investigates how Cuba is defined in 2018 from inside and outside the country.

The End of the Great Story serves as a pretext to discuss the Cuban context from and towards the frameworks of totalitarianism.

Is there a new openness or real change, or is it really much more difficult for artists? OPC worked with curator Henry Eric Hernández and Galería Taller Gorría to produce this exhibition that invites reflection through 12 established and emerging artists from Cuba. The project also includes a documentary film by Mary Koruga and Arturo Montero who conducted interviews in Cuba with all the participating artists.

Much has been said, inside and outside Cuba of “openness” and “change.” This has delineated an imaginary in which, without having defined the Cuban system as totalitarian, it is committed to the continuity of its authoritarianism, propped up this time by the free market economy. An imaginary in which, if we look for example at the art plot and more specifically at its more informed critical narration, we see that it still discusses production around the concept of utopia; never in relation to the term totalitarianism. Therefore, the exhibition The End of the Great Story serves as a pretext to discuss the Cuban context from and towards the frameworks of totalitarianism.

Curator Henry Eric Hernandez says that each one of the artists interprets the idea of Arthur C. Danto who emphasized that where there is no narrator there is no history. Each of the artworks in this exhibition is a narrative sentence that brushes against a gesture, an event, a circumstance, components of, even if the origin is of the most intimate or personal detail, it forms the image of the great national tale.

Curator
Henry Eric Hernández
Artistas
Ángel Delgado Carlos Garaicoa Celia Yunior Ezequiel Suárez Henry Eric Hernández Isabel Cristina y Laura Pérez Insua Jorge Luis Marrero José Ángel Toirac Los Carpinteros Manuel Alcayde Majendie Reynier Leyva Novo Yornel Martínez Elías

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (Office for Cultural Projects) (OPC) is an independent non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering dialogue through exhibitions, round table discussions, public art and arts education programs.

The end of the great tale
OPC
Downtown
Juárez 598 esq. Aldama, Centro
January 27th
6:00pm-9:00pm
Until: May 5
(322) 222-0541


Source: PDI Now!

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