Stet Magazine (New York, USA). -- Vol. 1, no. 2 (Winter 1992)
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In these 32 interviews, Gustavo Valdés, Jr. brings together five generations of Cuban artists living and working in both exile and the Diaspora, ranging from those born in the late 1910s, to those raised and educated in the United States who define themselves as Cuban-Americans. The one exception is Afro-Cuban painter Manuel Mendive, who lives and works in Cuba, and who out of solidarity with his fellow Cubans living in exile, chose to be a part of the interviews.
Gustavo Valdés, Jr., is a Cuban-born independent curator and art critic, specializing in the artistic production of Cuban artists in exile. STET magazine was published by him and Cuban-born poet Rafael Martel, out of Union City, New Jersey. These 32 interviews bring forth discussions of identity, the exile experience, Cuban politics, connections of these artists with the traditions of Cuban modernism, Latino art, and contemporary art in the U.S. Highly literary, anecdotal, and humorous, these interviews also mirror the influence of Valdés, Jr.’s oldest sister, Cuban novelist Zoe Valdés.The 32 interviewees were: Gina Pellon, Guido Llinás, Roberto Estopiñan, Jesús Selgas, Ernesto Briel, Hugo Consuegra, José Eladio, Rosa Lara, Ramón Alejandro, Manuel Mendive, Alejandro Anreus, José Franco, Carmen Herrera, Agustín Fernández, Juan Martín Oliva, Daniel Serra-Badue, Zaida del Rio, Roberto García York, Rafael Soriano, Waldo Balart, María Elena González, Raúl Villarreal, Gilberto Ruiz, Moisés Finalé, Osvaldo Lugo, Agustín Cárdenas, Sita Gómez de Kanelba, Ernesto Pujol, Gladys Triana, Rodolfo Hasler, José Hernández, and Luis Pardini.