“CUBA GRÁFICA” AWARDED 2008 NATIONAL PRIZE FOR CURATORSHIP

08 May 2008
La Habana (Cuba) - “Cuba Grafica”, one of the three signature exhibitions presented in La Habana during Design/Culture: Icograda World Design Congress 2007, has received the 2008 National Prize for Curatorship. The award is the highest granted in Cuba to art and design exhibitions.
La Habana (Cuba) - “Cuba Grafica”, one of the three signature exhibitions presented in La Habana during Design/Culture: Icograda World Design Congress 2007, has received the 2008 National Prize for Curatorship. The award is the highest granted in Cuba to art and design exhibitions.

A jury of experts selected “Cuba Gráfica”, organised by Pepe Menendez, Pedro Contreras and Hector Villaverde, as the best group exhibition from twenty presented during the last year. 


Images from “Cuba Gráfica” at Casa de las Américas.

“Cuba Gráfica” takes an inclusive approach to the breadth of design acitivity in Cuba. Spanning from 1959 to 2007, it presents a comprehensive retrospective of Cuban graphic and visual communication design, including editorial and identity design, posters, billboards, websites, promotional spots, packaging and stamps. The pieces were selected based on their importance and not by their authors, although many of the Cuban best designers are represented in the exhibition.

“Cuba Gráfica” is a project by Prográfica, with sponsorhsip from Casa de las Américas and the National Council of Fine Arts (CNAP). The exhibition website includes commentary from Reynaldo González and Pepe Menéndez.

For more information, visit the exhibition website.

Prográfica is a Professional Member of Icograda. www.prografica.cult.cu