A project that promotes the visual arts and literature (+ Photos)

Camagüey, Cuba, Oct 15.- Visual arts and poetry converge in the exhibition VateArte [1], a loud voice that is exhibited at the Julián Morales Gallery, of the provincial headquarters of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC ), in which four creators from the Cuban city of Camagüey, more than 570 kilometers east of Havana, participate.

The set of works and poems, according to the curator of the show, the art critic Pavel Alejandro Barrios Sosa, continues his visual poetics or “finds the means of expression that contemporary visuality fails to capture.”

The concept that an image is worth a thousand words -heard and repeated many times-, for Barrios Sosa “a word, a Verb, has the power to initiate Existence”, for which the four Vates artists or Vate Artists from Camagüey meet to share the gallery space.

The sample is made up of 11 paintings or drawings, 12 poems and three audiovisuals that were screened in the patrimonial mansion of the UNEAC in Camagüey.

In addition to exhibiting their canvases and audiovisuals, the four creators, in their own voices, recited poetry related to the universe of their own existence.

They are about the master of plastic arts Joel Jover, who presented five large-format canvases never exhibited before; the emerging artist Elías Henoc; the pictorial artist Osmany Soler and the audiovisual scriptwriter Pavel Alejandro Barrios, all, in addition to their link with the visual arts, dabble in poetry.

Jover, considered one of the pillars of the plastic arts of Camagüey and a notable national and international artist, is the author of two published books of poetry, while Elías Henoc also has two texts of poetry and Soler is one of the most versatile creators of Camagüey. , awarded in different salons of the country.

Meanwhile, Alejandro Barrio is a screenwriter for the Cuban film La leaf de la caleta and an incognito poet. They all share poetry “or maybe it’s the other way around and it’s poetry that is shared in each one of us”. (Text and photos: Lázaro David Najarro Pujol/ (Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez)

[1] Vate is a concept that comes from vates, a Latin term. The notion is used as a synonym for poet. A vate, therefore, is an individual who is dedicated to the creation of poetry.



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