The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana

By: Fernndez, Antonio Eligio (Tonel) and Keith Wallace

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Brand new book in excellent condition in every respect. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 143 pages with a great many color photos.


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As opined by the book's title, this is a publication focused toward the shared spaces and communal sensibilities of a city, rather than an attempt to survey the entire contemporary output of this anomalous nation. In essence, the study is a concentrated one of modern Havana, taking note of those artistic, cultural, socioeconomic and anthropological influences on its art scene without intent to become pedagogic in the process.
Including major contemporary figures such as Juan Carlos Alom, Celia y Junior and Eduardo Ponjuan, The Spaces Between discusses the modern current of unfocused politicisation within the work, where issues of money, identity and bureaucracy are garnered from each viewers reading and imagination of suggestion, a reflection of the current emphasis on the spectator as contributor to making meaning.
Published in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, the book maintains the ambient approach of the partnering exhibition in an attempt to depict the context of Havana artists in the modern era. In part it discusses the lo-tech necessities of modern artists working in the city today, which has formed if not a coherent style, then a municipal approach to the process. As such, much of the work uses recycled materials or simple video and text-based elements to convey its meaning in a manner more diverse and ambiguous than prior generations of Cuban artists.

Title: The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana

Author: Fernndez, Antonio Eligio (Tonel) and Keith Wallace

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing: 2014

ISBN Number: 1908966548

ISBN Number 13: 9781908966544

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Art

Seller ID: 144072

Keywords: Cuba, Cuban, Art, Sculpture, Video, Film, Modern, ,