HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 20 (ACNU) The Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU by its Spanish acronym), which for the first time is a sub venue of the Havana Biennial, is hosting the exhibition "Experiences of a herrero –artista(blacksmith-artist)", by young Cuban Jose Carlos Mesa.
In the transformation and reuse of abandoned objects that he turns into art lies the particularity of Mesa's work, self-proclaimed "blacksmith by profession and artist at heart".
It's a bit about that, about the defense of metal as a basic and essential element, and about defending my trade, says the author of the exhibition, whose artistic name is Joe Ferro.
He affirms that his pieces are the result of many experiences to tell, arising from forgotten and rescued elements, "that come to complete a gesture or to transmute into other forms, objects that are alien to the uses for which they were once thought or dreamed".
The exhibition was opened on December 18 at the ACNU, in the presence of Norma Goicochea, president of the institution; along with Kenelma Carvajal, vice minister of Culture; members of the National Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba, and other guests.
It will be on display to the public of the 14th edition of the Havana Biennial and to all those interested until February 4, 2022.