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Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera Speaks the Truth
For the cuban artist Tania Bruguera, free expression comes at a price.

Stuart Comer, MoMA’s chief curator of media and performance art, spoke to W magazine​ about Tania Bruguera’s work Untitled (Havana, 2000) which recently entered our collection.

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The work of Adonis Flores deals with issues related to the cult of the military apparatus. In his work, the realm of military discipline is addressed by means of parody, as fear and its opposite co-exist in a new form, which, much like an oxymoron, could be characterized as a sort of anti-cult, a “heretic faith.” Historically, the institutionalization of armies (and of the military apparatus in general) played a crucial role in the formation of modern “national projects,” whereby a deep sense of sovereignty, nationality, and identity was instilled. Indeed, the developing practice, ideology, and attachment to icons and symbols related to identity were imbued with a glorious and patriotic ethos. The specific case of Cuba deserves a closer look in this respect, since it sheds some light into a polemic and complex phenomenon in which an affirmative culture of resistance reproduces a sovereign project of collective aspirations. - pfoac

The first image refers to pedophilia in the Vatican.

Second child sexual abuse in tourism in Thailand.

The third refers to the war in Syria.

The fourth image refers to the trafficking of organs on the black market, where most of the victims are children from poor countries.

The fifth image refers to weapon free U.S.A.

The sixth image refers to obesity, blaming the big fast food companies.


The series produced by Cuban artist Erik Ravelo and  was titled as “The untouchables”.


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Wilfredo Lam and Jean-Michel Basquiat

…“All of the greatest contributions of the 20th Century started with a rebellion,” says Rastorfer, “Basquiat and Lam found success against all of the established rules…”

…Lam and Basquiat were both intimately acquainted with art history, but what made them exceptional was the ability that they held in common to filter that history through the lens of their ethnic backgrounds. “Lam went to Spain on a cultural exchange and studied the great masters,” says Rastorfer, “Basquiat read books and books. They knew the masters, the images, and the work. I think that’s very important…” 

via Forbes.com article - Galerie Gmurzynska Draws Parallels Between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Wilfredo Lam at Art Basel 2015 


See also:

Jean-Michel Basquiat webpage

Wilfredo Lam on Wikipedia


Juxtaposed paintings from Cuban-American Artist Cesar Santos.  Cesar’s Painting combine both the classical and the modern in an ironic way to form new impressions of Art History.