Image above: Doug Beube
Starting in Fall 2015, four U.S. artists were paired with four Cuban artists to begin a unique intercultural dialogue.
Because none of the U.S. artists speak Spanish nor do any of the Cuban artists speak English, the pairs need to find another way to communicate. Each artist gives their partner one of their pieces. The pairs begin learn about each other from these pieces and by how they respond to and transform each other’s work over the course of 12-18 months. There are no rules in how they can transform the pieces, just as there are no rules to where a good conversation can go.
The curator swaps the artworks between the artists approximately every 3-4 months, so that each of the pieces is worked on four times over the course of the project.
SEE THE UNFOLDING VISUAL CONVERSATIONS BELOW.
DOWNLOAD THE CATALOGUE HERE.