17D: sequences and consequences

 

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Photo Gallery

An unusual submarine gallery has just been inaugurated at Punta Perdiz, one of the eleven diving points of the Matanzas municipality of Ciénaga de Zapata, west of the Island.

Plastic artist Sándor González Vilar, in cooperation with the workshop of Lázaro Valdés González, also an artist, and Cubanacán’s municipal office in the Ciénaga de Zapata has placed on the sea bed nine vases of glazed ceramics measuring 52x61 cm, at a depth of fifteen meters and a distance of sixty meters from the coast and covering an area of approximately twenty meters.

Eight canvases painted under the sea by plastic artists Juan Carlos Pérez Balseiro and Sándor González Vilar are also shown in the gallery, together with four submarine photos by the distinguished photographer Daniel G. Pérez Hernández and a 150 x 300 cm mural also made under the sea and donated by the artists to the diving center.

As part of the project’s memories, a documentary is currently being made on the process of creation of the gallery, entitled “… on the Way to the Sea”.

Other artists will be invited to participate in a second stage, until having a wide collection of contemporary Cuban art. Everything will be carried out under supervision of Sándor himself, and the three-dimensional works will be made at Lázaro Valdés’ workshop, which will ensure their quality and the essential coherence in the curatorial work of the exhibition.

Artists participating in the first stage:

  • Juan Carlos Pérez Balseiro (Matanzas, Cuba)
  • Emilio Solórzano Lescale (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Lázaro Valdés González (Havana, Cuba)
  • Sandor González Vilar (Havana, Cuba)

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    With the aim of furthering our contribution to the comprehension of the United States-Cuba relationship, Temas submitted to a select group of researchers on both shores this brief questionnaire, aimed at estimating the challenges of 17D and its possible sequences on the short- and the mid-term. The publication of this series was initiated on Catalejo, Temas’s blog, on January 5, the eve of the 54th anniversary of the severing of diplomatic relations.

    17D: sequences and consequences (Carlos Alzugaray)

    With the aim of furthering our contribution to the comprehension of the United States-Cuba relationship, Temas submitted to a select group of researchers on both shores this brief questionnaire, aimed at estimating the challenges of 17D and its possible sequences on the short- and the mid-term. The publication of this series was initiated on Catalejo, Temas’s blog, on January 5, the eve of the 54th anniversary of the severing of diplomatic relations.

    17D: sequences and consequences (William Leogrande)

    With the aim of furthering our contribution to the comprehension of the United States-Cuba relationship, Temas submitted to a select group of researchers on both shores this brief questionnaire, aimed at estimating the challenges of 17D and its possible sequences on the short- and the mid-term. The publication of this series was initiated on Catalejo, Temas’s blog, on January 5, the eve of the 54th anniversary of the severing of diplomatic relations.

    17D: sequences and consequences (Pedro Monreal)

    With the aim of furthering our contribution to the comprehension of the United States-Cuba relationship, Temas submitted to a select group of researchers on both shores this brief questionnaire, aimed at estimating the challenges of 17D and its possible sequences on the short- and the mid-term. The publication of this series was initiated on Catalejo, Temas’s blog, on January 5, the eve of the 54th anniversary of the severing of diplomatic relations.

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