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BEHIND THE WALL REPRESENTS CUBA AT ARCO Madrid 2021.

The dedelmu Sociocultural Project celebrates its first 10 years of life in 2021. The best way to celebrate it has been its work in the promotion of Cuban art and artists. As a reward for its work during a decade, Detrás del Muro has been invited by the ARCOMadrid 2021 Contemporary Art Fair to participate as the only Cuban representative in the Cultural Projects section. According to experts and analysts, this meeting in the Spanish capital marks the most important return of physical fairs and exhibitions for Ibero-America, after a year and a half of pandemic.

Inspired by the vitality of the 40th anniversary of ARCO and the tenth anniversary of Detrás del Muro -both to be held next year- we conceived our participation in this reunion with contemporary art, to be held in the Spanish capital from July 7 to 11. For this reason, dedelmu will arrive at this important fair in Madrid with an exhibition entitled Seguimos Detrás del Muro (We’re Still Behind the Wall), in which young artists will be the protagonists.

At dedelmu’s stand 7B24 at IFEMA, two representatives of emerging Cuban art, who have been with us for the past 10 years, will be exhibiting. They are Roberto Fabelo Jr. and Rachel Valdés Camejo. With careers on the rise, both develop their work between painting and installation, under codes and visualities of the most contemporary art. For this occasion, they will present recent works, as well as documentation of their participation in previous editions of Detrás del Muro, during the celebration of the Havana Biennials.

According to Juanito Delgado, founder of the Detrás del Muro Sociocultural Project, the best way to celebrate this tenth anniversary is by working for Cuban art. Arriving at ARCO Madrid under these circumstances has not been an easy road, he said, “but we will be there with Cuban art and its artists. We will do it with the young people. With the future and its guarantees”.

In 2022 we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the moment when María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ Fefa walked the Malecón, in the first intervention of Detrás del Muro, during a Havana Biennial. Just 9 years after that moment, and in the midst of a pandemic, we began to celebrate our first decade of life. Since that initial performance dedelmu has become a project that works to serve as a bridge between art, the city and its people. Our artistic projects become social and our artists create for the city and its people. Today these works can be found in multiple Havana spaces, a small contribution to make Havana the great urban museum we dream of… together.

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