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Promised Water, exhibition of unique specimens.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 17 abril, 2019

Unique copies, representative of the work of young Cuban graphic designers who opt for the Mark Behr Creation Grant, are exhibited in the collective exhibition Agua Prometida that houses the house of Vigía Editions.

Agustina Ponce, director of the label, explained that each creator presented a unique issue that meets the parameters of the aesthetics of Vigía’s artisanal books, and the winning works will be announced on April 25th, date in which the publisher will embrace the 34 years of consecration to the book art.

Carilda Oliver Labra, National Literature Prize; Laura Ruiz, Loreley Rebull and Hugo Hodelín, are among the Cuban authors evoked in the pieces that contain high literary and aesthetic value.

Buttons, textiles, wood, various types of cardboard and paper, metal elements, natural fibers … are included among the recontextualized materials in visual discourses that seek originality and symbolism.

Agustina explained that from the upcoming 2020 Vigía will invite a new contest of unique copies that will adopt the name Promised Water, and the call for the Creation Grant Mark Behr will find an exhibition stage in the Art Museum of Matanzas.

Works belonging to Marialva Ríos are also on display in the collective exhibition inaugurated this Monday at the number one venue on Magdalena Street, to honor the creator who, 15 years ago, designs handcrafted volumes with the lamp as a symbol.

Founded on April 25th, 1985, Vigía Editions is distinguished by the creation of books by hand, a task that is fostered in the new generations through the Mark Behr Creation Grant.

 

 

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