LA ISLA RE-TRATADA (1992-2012): EXPOSICIÓN RETROSPECTIVA DE RAUL CAÑIBANO EN ALUNA ART FOUNDATION.

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Febrero 25|2013 – Comunicado de prensa | Español

LA ISLA RE-TRATADA (1992-2012): EXPOSICION RETROSPECTIVA DEL FOTÓGRAFO RAUL CAÑIBANO EN ALUNA ART FOUNDATION, MIAMI.

(Desde el 9 de Marzo hasta el 11 de Mayo de 2013)

Aluna Art Foundation presentara el próximo 9 de Marzo, una colección retrospectiva de cerca de 80 imágenes del fotógrafo Raúl Cañibano (La Habana, 1961), un autor icónico en el panorama actual de la fotografía cubana y uno de los documentalistas más prolíferos de la generación de los 90’s. Titulada Raúl Cañibano: La isla re-tratada|Una visión retrospectiva (1992-2012), la exposición reunirá cuatro de los ensayos o series históricas de este autor; a saber: Tierra Guajira (ganador del 1er. premio en el Salón Nacional de fotografía cubana 1998), Crónicas de la ciudad, Fe por San Lázaro y Ocaso.

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La mirada de Cañibano redefinió la iconografía del hombre común en la Cuba del cruce de los siglos, desplazando el concepto de Lo real hacia zonas no acuñadas por la visión heroica del sujeto como ser social. Su mirada antropocéntrica va al hombre genérico desde el vastísimo registro de cuanto le constituye y le hace tan común como único; tan poderoso como vulnerable; tan cómico como trágico; tan solitario como solidario. Las fotografías de Raúl Cañibano contienen una lección de proximidad que escapa al quemante sol de las ideologías y a la sombra del tiempo: alumbran la condición humana y el vínculo que nos anuda a los otros.

Curada por Willy Castellanos y Adriana Herrera del Colectivo Curatorial Aluna, la exposición contara además con dos espacios alternos, destinados a otras zonas temáticas de la obra de este autor. En la sala Focus Locus, bajo el titulo de Inserciones| Sincronismos posibles, se exhibirá un conjunto de exploraciones que registran la huella de lo onírico y lo mágico en lo cotidiano, esa cualidad que el escritor Alejo Carpentier bautizara como Lo real Maravilloso. En otra una sección de la galería, el visitante podrá apreciar un ensayo fotográfico –Donde la ciudad sueña– dedicado al litoral habanero y a su conocido muro limítrofe, El Malecón. Complementariamente, Aluna Art Foundation exhibirá una colección privada de fotografías únicas de varios autores contemporáneos de la isla, entre los que figuran el desaparecido Alfredo Sarabia, Juan Carlos Alom, Rene Pena, Rogelio López Marín (Gory) , Gonzalo “Gonzo” González, Willy Castellanos y Cristóbal Herrera-Ulaskevich.

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February 25th|2013 – Press Release | English

“THE ISLAND RE-PORTRAYED (1992-2012)”, A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION BY CUBAN PHOTOGRAPER RAUL CAÑIBANO AT ALUNA ART FOUNDATION, MIAMI.

(From March 9 to April 13/2013)

Aluna Art Foundation will present on March 9th a retrospective collection of about 80 images by Raúl Cañibano (Havana, 1962), an iconic author in the current panorama of Cuban photography and one of the most prolific documentary photographers in the generation of the 90’s. Entitled “Raúl Cañibano: The Island Re-treated|A retrospective vision (1992-2012)”, the exhibition will bring together four of the historical essays by this author: “Tierra Guajira” (Guajira’s Earth, awarded with of the 1st Prize in the National Hall of Cuban Photography 1998), “Crónicas de la Ciudad” (Chronicles of the City),  “Fe por San Lázaro” (Faith for San Lazarus) and Ocaso (Sunset).

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Cañibano’s gaze redefined the image of the common man in the Cuba at the crossroads of the centuries, shifting the concept of reality towards areas that were not stamped with the heroic view of the person as a social being. His anthropocentric vision goes to the generic man from the extremely vast register of what makes him up, and makes him as common as unique; as powerful as vulnerable; as comic as tragic, and as solitary as supportive. Cañibano’s photographs contain a lesson of proximity that goes beyond the scorching sun of ideologies and the shade of time: they enlighten the human condition and the link that ties us to others.

Curated by Willy Castellanos and Adriana Herrera (Aluna Curatorial Collective), this unique show will also feature two alternate spaces, intended for other thematic areas in the work of this author. In the Focus Locus room (under the title of “Insertions | possible synchronization”), will be shown a set of photographs that record the footprint of The Oneiric and The Magical in the everyday life, that quality that writer Alejo Carpentier baptized as “Lo real maravilloso” (magical realism). In another section of the gallery, visitors can see a photo essay (“Where the city dreams”) dedicated to the famous Havana coastline boundary wall known as “El Malecón”. Additionally, Aluna Art Foundation will exhibit a unique collection of photographs by various contemporary authors of the island, which include the late Alfredo Sarabia, Juan Carlos Alom, Rene Peña, Rogelio López Marín (Gory), Gonzalo “Gonzo” Gonzalez, Willy Castellanos and Cristóbal Herrera-Ulaskevich.

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One response to “LA ISLA RE-TRATADA (1992-2012): EXPOSICIÓN RETROSPECTIVA DE RAUL CAÑIBANO EN ALUNA ART FOUNDATION.

  1. We attended one of the various gatherings organized Aluna Art Foundation to view this photo exhibit with Mr. Cañibano present. It was an intimate setting with some of his fellow colleagues, friends and photographers from earlier years. That rendered a great exchange of experiences and comments, and my friend and I were pleasantly surprised by Raul’s humble ways of describing his work… until we got to see and study this exhibit in detail. It’s one of the best expressions of the characteristic beauty that’s so mystifyingly encompasses the country-side Cubans in their daily life. Don’t miss out this unique opportunity to see it for yourself!

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