An online exhibition curated by Flora Fairbairn, Elvis Fuentes and Gabriela M. Fernàndez for Collectionair - until 3 July 2017
Flora Fairbairn has been visiting Cuba since 2009, having launched The Havana Cultura Visual Arts Project for Havana Club in 2010. The purpose of the initiative was to support young emerging Cuban artists, so over the years she has become very familiar with the Cuban contemporary art scene and has watched it explode over the last 8 years. At the 2009 Havana Biennial, Flora met the Cuban curator Elvis Fuentes who had recently curated the groundbreaking exhibition, Killing Time in New York. Over 80 artists featured in the exhibition, their work metaphorically recording some of the tensions in the cultural, social and political landscape of the preceding two decades, having been dismissed by the official discourse on the Island or stereotyped by narrow conceptions of identity. Flora invited Elvis to curate this on-line exhibition for Collectionair, featuring up and coming Cuban artists of today, and ENDURANCE: Cuban Artists Today reflects on the circumstances of growing up in Cuba.