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"(...) the exhibition talks about the mutations that contemporary society experiences as a result of today's health crisis, when voluntary or forced isolation has become a strategy of survival but also of control and domination. We have moved from real hugs to forbidden or nonexistent hugs; from lectures in classrooms to video-conferences; from citizen interaction to confinement in our homes. "

 

- Píter Ortega

Art Critic

Rubén Alpízar

Alejandra Glez

Glauber Ballestero

Consuelo Castañeda

Eloy Costa

Grey Cruz

Humberto Díaz

Diana Fonseca

Marlys Fuego

Lorena Gutiérrez

Glenda León

Osmeivy Ortega

Rodolfo Peraza

Iván Perera

Wilfredo Prieto

Lisandra Ramírez

Héctor Remedios

Linet Sánchez

Marwin Sánchez

The project, called Aislamiento (Isolation), explores the concept it evokes. It refers to its etymological origin; he goes through its identity interpretations, the so-called defense, control, communication, introspection, and mental state mechanisms; and approaches it as the new policy of social interaction that it is today, facing the new challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And although it might sound tautological, it was necessary to notice the essence of the word isolation and its origin (isolate, island) to recognize ourselves in it and to be able to speak about the phenomenon from the very condition of the Island that embraced us from the cradle. But its impact on society has mutated. The current confinement has also become the most important biopolitical control mechanism developed by governments to control the spread of the pandemic, and also the so-called "soft prison" or personal home. 

Our island status has inevitably changed as has also been modified for those living in continents. (...) In a few months, we have gone from being a written society to a cyber-oral society, from an organic society to a digital society, from an industrial economy to an immaterial economy, from a form of disciplinary and architectural control to forms of media-cybernetic control. (...) In the exhibition, there are recent pieces that focus on the immediacy of the circumstances, as well as others that were anticipatory of the moment... most about life, death, time, relationships, social distance, uncertainty, data control, surveillance, bio-immunity, loneliness ... the island, and with it, isolation. 

Ariadna Rivero and Claudia Taboada

Curators

El proyecto, llamado Aislamiento, explora el propio concepto que evoca. Se remite a su origen etimológico; recorre sus lecturas identitarias, los llamados mecanismos de defensa, de control, incomunicación-comunicación, introspección y estados mentales; y lo aborda como la nueva política de interacción social que es hoy, ante los nuevos retos impuestos por la pandemia Covid-19. Y aunque pudiera sonar tautológico fue necesario reparar en la esencia del vocablo aislamiento y su proveniencia (aislar, isla) para reconocernos en él y poder hablar del fenómeno desde la propia condición de Isla que nos abrazó desde la cuna. Pero ha mutado su impacto en la sociedad. El confinamiento actual ha devenido también el mecanismo de control biopolítico más importante desarrollado por los gobiernos para controlar la propagación de la pandemia, y también la llamada “prisión blanda” o domicilio personal. 

El estado de nuestra isla ha cambiado inevitablemente, ya que también se ha modificado para quienes viven en los continentes. (...) En pocos meses hemos pasado de ser una sociedad escrita a una sociedad ciber-oral, de una sociedad orgánica a una sociedad digital, de una economía industrial a una economía inmaterial, de una forma de control disciplinario y arquitectónico, a formas de control mediático-cibernéticas. (...) En la exposición, hay piezas recientes que se centran en la inmediatez de las circunstancias, así como otras que fueron previsorias del momento, obras que han recontextualizado su idea sobre la vida, la muerte, el tiempo, las relaciones, la distancia social, la incertidumbre, el control de datos, la vigilancia, la bio-inmunidad, la soledad… la isla, el aislamiento.

Ariadna Rivero and Claudia Taboada

Curadoras

View catalogue | Isolation

Alejandra Glez, Feminicide

Alejandra Glez, Self Portrait

Consuelo Castañeda, Pinocchio Edition 2016

Consuelo Castañeda, Untitled, from the Speed Split series

Diana Fonseca, From Useless Beauty series

Alejandra Glez, My House is my Body

Alejandra Glez, Untitled, From Callao series

Consuelo Castañeda, Tattoo 02

Diana Fonseca, Atlas Mundi

Diana Fonseca, Hobby

Alejandra Glez, My House is my Body

Consuelo Castañeda, Babel 2012

Consuelo Castañeda, Untitled from the series Speed-Split, Hands Diptych

Diana Fonseca, From Degradation series

Diana Fonseca, The space is the time

 
 

The exhibit will donate 20% of all sales to Give2Cuba, a national foundation working to increase philanthropy for Cuba-related organizations. Donations will be equally divided among three high-impact organizations: Cáritas Cuba, CubaOne Foundation, & the Cuban American Alliance for Leadership & Education (CAALE).

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