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Sunday, December 21, 2014

As families gather for holiday suppers here in Miami...

the consensus around the Cuban neighborhoods is split. Half think we should never give up, having made concessions and not won anything, and the other half think that the embargo hasn't worked for the last 50 years, so why not try something new.


One artist, Eugenio Merino, had this sculpture, Always Franco, 2013 (edition of 3), on display at the Miami Art Fairs. Is Franco a commodity like Coca cola, is he held in ice, is he speaking to us from an empty refrigerator...as if the ideas he stood for were enough to feed us. Whatever, it was creepy enough for me to take the picture and leave wondering... Why put this head in the fridge? To preserve it? Are his ideas stale? Will he "live" on forever? What does open diplomatic relations with Cuba mean?
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