GIANTS IN THE CITY PROME ENCUENTRO BIENAL ARTE CONTEMPORANEO DI CARIBE ARUBA, 2011-2012
GIGANTES INVADEN ARUBA! PROME ENCUENTRO BIENAL ARTE CONTEMPORANEO DI CARIBE ARUBA, 2011-2012
ARTISTS : Edouard Duval Carrie | Jose Bedia | Alejandro Mendoza | Yovani Bauta | Othon Castaneda | Frank Hyder (guest artists USA) | Mariano Costa Peuser | Leonel Matheu | Blanca Caraballo
The present project aims to reflect the dynamism of today’s Caribbean, focussing diverse and pluralist points of view and modes of visual development on the region and its migrations, and its complexity – historical, economic, ethnic, social, and in terms of its identity and culture. Since the mid 1990s, an emerging avant-garde has been generating a new image that often daringly merges the dominant post-modern with aspects of the area’s original cultures and societies. The dynamics of this scenario include novel ways, aided by the new languages, of representing the problems of context; ways that interpret and prompt questioning of both the historical roots of the countries (and the region) and their daily existence. They also evince a Caribbean openness to discourse on the multi-cultural nature of context, projecting its hybrid identities.
Fundacion Encuentro Prome Bienal di Aruba Curator Jose Manuel Noceda is a Cuban art historian and curator specialized in Contemporary Art from the Caribbean and Central America. Licensed in History of Art at the Havana University in 1984. Since 1985 Mr. Noceda is one of the curators of the prestigious Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center he specializes in Contemporary Art from Caribbean and Central America and it is recognized internationally as an experts in Wilfredo Lam´s work. In 2009 he was the general curator of the X Biennial de Cuenca, Ecuador.