During the months of February and April a group exhibition of Cuban art was presented at the Cervantes Institute in Rome, Italy. The title papers from Cuba welcomed in the famous Piazza Navona to a public eager to witness the contemporary Cuban art.
This exhibition project brought together more than 100 works by 60 Cuban artists from different generations and was organized by specialists of the Embassy of Cuba in Italy and the National Council of Plastic Arts (CNAP) in Cuba. Its curators Isabel Maria Perez Perez Vazquez and Shirley Moreira proposed to take the role as support for multiple manifestations and expressions of Cuban identity based on the projection of each artist.
In the catalog of the exhibition curators argue that “the use of paper in its various possibilities, has distinguished artistic practices of Cubans. Whether through drawing in its infinite variables, and lavish reproduction techniques and recorded “.
According to the journalist Jorge Rivas Rodriguez grouped display “paintings, drawings, installations, collages and photos (in a) sort of attempt to explore the codes and variations of contemporary Cuban art from one of its most remarkable creative solutions.”
The theme of the exhibition was reinforced by the grouping of parts into four thematic sections that conferred a sense of unity within particularity. These sections Testimonies were called in stalking, identity, trope and reality, between meekness and vertigo, and Territories and stations.
In one of these sections two pieces of artist Octavio Irving showed. The two collagraphs belong to the series of persistent symptoms, and could be appreciated with works by artists such as Roberto Fabelo, Sandra Ramos, Adriana Contino, Adigio Benitez and Pedro Pablo Oliva.