HAVANA._ Exquisite would seem to be the best word to describe works on display until February 15 at the Spanish-American Cultural Center in Havana, as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Cuban Ceramics.
The earthenware pieces exhibited at the 13th edition of this event clearly demonstrate the virtuosity of their creators, who give free reign to their imagination when making such valuable works of art.
Hence, visiting the biennial’s venue on Malecón No. 17, between Prado and Capdevila is a good option for visitors to Havana. Once there, they can appreciate the award-winning works and meet the creators.
The event’s jury recognized the high quality of the 24 pieces made by 23 Cuban artists who enhanced the biennial with open themed ceramic sculptures and
The prize for the best monumental project granted by the Ludwig Foundation went to Lázaro Luperón’s Cubo mágico (Magic Cube, 2014), made from tiles, white cement and timber, for its good constructive solution and visual impact.
Meanwhile, Guillermo Ramírez was granted the Alfredo Sosabravo Award for Identidad (Identity, 2014, terra-cota, wood, brick and digital printing).
According to the jury, Ramírez’s work reflects how Cuban contemporary art effectively combines different types of material.
The Scholarship Award, granted by the National Council of Plastic Arts, went to Ioán Carratalá for the great plastic effect obtained with an economy of resources in his work Cómo hacer un avión (How to make a plane), from the Cerigamis series (2014, red clay and vitrified engobe).
Due to the high quality of the works, the experts agreed to increase the number of awards.
Consequently, the jury granted the Opera Prima award to La Torpeza (Clumsiness) by Javier Alejandro González and Robin Echenique, in recognition of the concept and idea of an installation rightly conveyed in a work that undoubtedly delights the eye.
Two special awards were granted to Jorge Jacas for Contradicciones (Contradictions) and Dariel Lozano for El vuelo del cerdo (The pig´s flight), from the Restaurantes de Lujo (Luxurious restaurants) series.
Intended to encourage and award contemporary Cuban artists, the biennial is organized by the National Museum of Ceramics, the National Council of Plastic Arts, and the office of the City´s Historian.Share on FB Share on TT