HAVANA._ An exhibition entitled “Wild Noise” is the result of a collaborative project between Cuba’s National Fine Arts Museum and the Bronx Arts Museum in the United States.
According to the Cuban curator Corina Matamoros, the title of the exhibit, opened on May 21, is derived from a verse by French Poet Victor Hugo.
A total of 96 works by 54 artists – representing the launch of inter-museum exchanges between the Cuban institution and museums from the U.S. – will be displayed in the Universal Arts building until June 22.
Matamoros explained that this exhibition of permanent pieces is the first phase and that an exhibition of Cuban dictionaries will be shown at the Bronx Museum in New York next year.
The project includes an exchange of viewpoints between specialists, curators, and artists from the two cultural institutions and an academic seminar scheduled to be held in the Cuban capital in late June.
The Bronx Museum collections relate to the lives of New York Afro-Americans and to those of the heterogeneous Bronx community in particular.
According to Holly Block, the entity’s executive director, the museum was founded during the economically challenging times of 1974, when people felt the need for an arts center that represented them.
This is why the city is so vital to the museum and why all our projects focus on that need, she added.
The New York institution has chosen Cuban Humberto Díaz to visit the Bronx towards the end of next summer to create a body of work during a two-month stay.
Díaz himself has decided to travel without any preconceptions, but rather to wait until he is there in order to work on the basis of his experience in the U.S. and stressed his desire to talk with the people.
Organizers of the Havana´s 12th Biennial – running until June 22 - and considered to be Cuba’s premier fine arts gathering – have referred to the Wild Noise exhibition as one of its great events.Share on FB Share on TT