A book intended by two Cuban writers for artists and art lovers has recently being published at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/celia-charlotte-and-jos%C3%A9-a-buxad%C3%B3/the-silences-smell/ebook/product-22453675.html. Showing unconditional compromise, as champions of the recognition of contemporary artists as essential components of the society, these Cuban intellectuals have used their creative freedom for drawing the attention of decision makers of the art world on the relevance of protecting artists from noxious forces that restrict the beneficial impact of art. The subject of the book “The silence’s smell” seems to be the effect of the use and abuse of a power tool that reduce the visibility of contemporary artists, no matter the relevance of their contributions to aesthetics, education, and civilization.
My last conversation with one of the writers was actually useful. He demonstrated me that nothing was ever born from nothing, and that I must show my art to the world, because, according to him, my artistic intentions are compatible with hopes of the humankind. A few months ago, he had motivated me to show six of my oil on canvas at exhibition in Mexico City, and write with him an article dealing with Havana Biennial 2015. Certainly, we learned too much during four years of his provenance research for cataloguing my work. Obviously, he learned much more at the studio, and definitively he got into a world that he didn’t know. This was probably his major motivation to explore the ethereal interface between art world and art market, and finally making the decision of writing the book “The silence’s smell”.
I firmly recommend this reading to artists and art lovers, because: i-) this book is a strong motivation for rethinking on ourselves as major civilizing forces, ii-) it penetrates into the mechanism governing global recognition of our work, iii-) it transmit hopes and encouragement to artists who work thinking in those people that really need art, iv-) it invites us to write on art to reinforce our messages and translating our intentions for those people who can’t understand visual messages, v-) it explores interesting features of the contemporary Cuban art, and finally, vi-) it motivates to read on many intriguing issues, such as information asymmetry, and fine art appraisal.