Criaturas de isla

December 10th, 2015 - February, 2016

Opening Hours: 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm

The exhibitive project "Criaturas de Isla" stands as a fragmented and diverse mosaic of Cuban national physiognomy; the insular physiognomy. Mainly based on portraiture, the show epitomizes a significant number of faces, characters, and people of all kinds that challenge the camera holding the gaze. The timeline of these works is woven from the stage of so-called "Cuban Special Period", in the late eighties and early nineties, and extends until 2015. Juan Carlos Alom goes through more than twenty years with the urgent obsession of capturing the intimacy (as area of greater openness and freedom) of being a Cuban individual. Hence, the presence of children, elderly, young people: ordinary people who make up the nation, anonymous people. This is a photographic project opened to difference, which bets on it and endorses its values. It is, in some way, a personal gesture for the author's conciliation.

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)
Juan Carlos Alom

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)

Emerging of an Island
Juan Carlos Alom

Emerging of an Island

Amantes (Lovers)
Juan Carlos Alom

Amantes (Lovers)

Untitled, from the series Our Toys
Juan Carlos Alom

Untitled, from the series Our Toys

Untitled, from the series Our Toys
Juan Carlos Alom

Untitled, from the series Our Toys

PM, from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period))
Juan Carlos Alom

PM, from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period))

Libia y José de la Caridad (Libia and José de la Caridad), from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period)
Juan Carlos Alom

Libia y José de la Caridad (Libia and José de la Caridad), from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period)

Evel y Sonia (Evel and Sonia), from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period))
Juan Carlos Alom

Evel y Sonia (Evel and Sonia), from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period))

Juegos en el bosque (Forrest Games), from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period))
Juan Carlos Alom

Juegos en el bosque (Forrest Games), from the series Periodo Especial (Special Period))

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)
Juan Carlos Alom

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)
Juan Carlos Alom

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)
Juan Carlos Alom

Untitled, from the series Nacidos para ser libres (Born To Be Free)