Sponsored by the Eduardo León Foundation, Casa de América, and Centro León, the exhibition consists of a space that challenges the ideas that prevail and operate about “what is Dominican or what is Caribbean.”
With 74 works by 22 Caribbean artists, it is dedicated to the new photographic image created in the Dominican Republic after three decades of the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.
A note from the Casa de América specifies that the exhibition presents two cores linked to its conception: one dedicated to the historical snapshot and the other that raises the continuity of various themes and methods that were raised in the first square.
In addition to exploring the origins of contemporary national photography, this selection shows the contributions of this artistic expression to the search for possible components of a new national imaginary.
The curatorship was carried out by a team consisting of Sara Hermann Morera, Laura Bisonó Smith, and Joel Butler Fernández, he said.
Among the exhibitors are Alejandro Cartagena, Nicolás Derné, Polibio Díaz, Patricia Encarnación, Diana López, Joiri Minaya, Citlally Miranda, Eliazar Ortiz Roa, Raquel Paiewonsky, Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, and Roberto Stephenson.
Also Juan Alfonso Zapata, Domingo Batista, José Antonio Ramírez, Julio González, Max Pou, Pedro José Borrell, Pedro Nicasio, Santiago Morel, Víctor —Cuqui— Cabrera, Wifredo García and La collectiva Juana, and if not his sister.
Casa de América, as indicated on its website, is a public consortium formed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, the Community of Madrid, and the Madrid City Council.
Through its programs, it promotes the dissemination of cultural, social, political, and economic activity in Latin America in Spain and activities for reflection or thinking about the Ibero-American space.