Contemporary Art Exhibition on Cuba and Venezuela

“The veil of silence” and “Venezuela resists, images of a tragedy”

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) hosted an exhibition of contemporary art on Cuba and Venezuela: “The Veil of Silence” and “Venezuela resists, images of a tragedy” at the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, from October 27th, 2021 until November 15th, 2021.

The exhibition opened between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday at the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States located at 201 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.

The exposition on Cuba titled “The Veil of Silence” is a project that addresses from an artistic perspective the harsh reality of life in Cuba, reflecting on the social decay of a sickly population that is beginning to realize the need for changing its surroundings and the different ways of doing so. The gaze of these artists toward the universe of madness and its repercussions; the role of the public health system in repressing dissent and a reflection on the total deterioration of public health and the public utilities associated with it. All these draw the patron to a people bloodied and exhausted that has begin to shed “the veil of silence”. This exposition was organized along with the Umbrella Art Foundation and was curated by the Cuban artist Ana Olema, and Valia Garzón Díaz. The exposition also enjoyed the support of the Center for a Free Cuba.

 The artists that were a part of the exhibition “The Veil of Silence” were:

  • Damaris Betancourt
  • Celia & Yunior
  • Henry Eric Hernández, Celia & Yunior
  • Ana Olema
  • Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, Anyelo Troya

The exposition on Venezuela titled “Venezuela Resists, Images of a Tragedy” fused two important artistic visions of the deterioration of Venezuela, that of renowned Venezuelan photographer Vasco Szitenar which showed how the artist “descends to the unspeakable borders of this uneasiness” and the new visions of the Venezuelan photographers who participated in the “Venezuela in Contrast” contest who offer us a glimpse of daily life through their lenses.

 The winning photographers of the contest “Venezuela in Contrast” are:

  • First place: Lenny Ruiz
  • Second place: Alejandro José Pernía Paredes
  • Third place: Azalia Licón

For more information, we invite you to download the brochure of the exhibition:

The veil of silence
Venezuela resists