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Place: Cuba


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Cuba is an island where borders are as geographic as they are political. To leave the country of Cuba requires that one cross from land to sea.

According to Kcho, everyone who lives on an island shares a migratory mentality. "To have a liquid medium as a limit always makes you think differently. Cuba is not always going to be socialist or communist. The only thing that is permanent is that Cuba is always going to be an island, and always the ocean will be the limit."

While many may regard Kcho's use of boats in his work as a statement about the plight of those who flee Cuba's politics, the artist explains: " . . . Something that floats is a key element in my relationship to the island."

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Source: Place: Cuba, from the website Global Positioning: Exploring Contemporary World Art, 2003.
Rights: Copyright 2003 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: March 1, 2009