Cuba-US Visual Arts Experts Debate Criteria

bienal2015logoHavana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Cuba and the Bronx Museum of Arts, are holding an academic meeting today in this capital on occasion of the 12th Biennial of Havana.

The Cuban museum is exhibiting since May 21 96 works belonging to the U.S. entity, entitled “Ruido Salvaje” (Wild Noise).

The Bronx Museum’s collection reflect the concerns and tracks of different ethnic communities in the cosmopolitan city of New York, such as African American and Asian groups.

Many of those pieces reveal deep conflicts among the identities of people from Africa and Asia continents, who when migrating to the United States should learn to live with hitherto unknown cultures, in addition to other religions and ethnics.

Those works show the mix Eastern and Western imaginary, Buddhist and Christian icons, plus diffuse boundaries between real and imaginary memories when the distance blurs the experiences and feelings of the past.

Some artists chose to juxtapose traditional Chinese iconography to Western stereotypes, whereas others offer clues on how to join within a community in New York.

This exhibition is the starting point of a collaboration project between the National Museum of Fine Arts in Cuba and the Bronx Museum of Arts, and according to the Caribbean’s curator Corina Matamoros, it becomes the most developed cultural exchange between the island and the United States in more than five decades.

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