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Statement:
50 years of Salon de Mayo de 1967. National museum of Fine arts, Edifiio of Cuban Art, Trocadero Street between Zulueta and Monserrate, Old Havana. October - December 2017
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Pabellón Cuba of the capital's Rampa was the scene on July 17, 1967 of an extraordinary event: one hundred artists, writers, poets, art critics, philosophers and students gathered in a total art experience in front of the public and the media to create the collective Cuba mural, which would become the most emblematic work of the decade. This great "happening" was the overture of the presentation in Cuba of the XXIII French May Salon, which opened its doors in that fairground on July 30, 1967.


For the first time, the event, characterized since its origins by an inclusive eclecticism in front of the diversity of aesthetic tendencies in the post-war artistic scenario, traveled to America, and brought to Havana a magnificent selection of the recently closed Parisian exhibition, full of the best of the European artistic avant-garde and of relevant authors such as Picasso, Miró, Magritte, Arp, Calder, César Baldaccini and Vasarely. An exceptional experience, both for foreign guests and for Cuban intellectuals and spectators, the May Salon marked a summit in the cultural policy of the sixties for its open dialogue between art and international leftist thought, which deserves to be revisited half a century later.


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Artists:
1.Wifredo Lam / 2. Pablo Toscano / 3. Valerio Adami / 4. Antonio Recalcati (Atribuido) / 5. Jorge Camacho / 6. Bernard Bernard Rancillac / 7. Eduardo Arroyo y Antonio Recalcati / 9. Carlos Franqui y Gherasim Luca / 9. Piotr Kowalski Recalcati / 10. Irene Domínguez / 11. Luis Miguel Valdés / 12. Ramón Estupiñán / 13. Peter Weiss / 14. Antonio Recalcati Portocarrero / 15. Gudmundur Erró / 16. Pierre Golendorf / 17. Caricaturista sin identifiar / 18. Guilles Aillaud / 19. René Pumariega / 20. Lesbia Vent Dumois / 21. Jorge Carruana y Oscar Hurtado / 22. Antonio Vidal / 23. Arístide Pumariega González / 24. José Pierre / 25. Leonardo Delfio / 26. Espacio no utilizado, reservado a Fidel Castro / 27. Carmelo / 28. Michel Leiris / 29. Espacio no utilizado, reservado a Juan David / 30. Pablo Armando Fernández / Roberto Hernández Guerrero / 31. Salvador Corratgé / 32. José Masiques / 33. Ansgar Elde / 34. Jesús de Armas / 35. Reinaldo López / 36. Roberto Hernández Guerrero / 37. Jean Messagier / 38. Félix Beltrán / 39. Domingo Ravenet / 40. Roger-Edgar Guillet Hiquily / 41. César Baldaccini / 42. Eduardo Abela / 43. Edmund Alleyn / 44. K.S.Karol (Atribuido) / 45. Philippe Lourdes de Castro / 46. Roberto Fernández Retamar / 47. Ezio Gribaudo / 48. Michel Delluc / 49. Enrique Fuentes / 50. Lourdes Lisandro Otero / 51. Cesare Peverelli / 52. Félix Labisse / 53. Mariano Rodríguez y Haydée Santamaría / 54. Alain Gheerbrandt / 55. Gunilla Weiss-Palmstierra / 56. Sir Roland Penrose / 57. René de la Nuez / 58. Marcel Gili y Alain Gheerbrandt / 59. Micheline Catti / 60. Juan Goytisolo / 61. Santiago Armada (Chago) / 62. René Bertholo Lou Laurin Lam y Heberto Padilla / 63. Jacques Monory / 64. René Ávila / 65. Loló Soldevilla / 66. Robert Couturier / 67. Tomás Oliva / 68. Lou Gassiot-Talabot, J.J. Leveque y Michel Ragon / 69. Paul Rebeyrolle / 70. Edward Lucie-Smith / 71. Tomás Marais / 72. Gerald Agustín Cárdenas / 73. Mark de Rosny / 74. Fernando Luis / 75. Sin identifiar / 76. Agustín Cárdenas / 77. Sin identifiar / 78. Niño cubano (Atribuido) / 79. Lucien Coutaud / 80. Mario Gallardo / 81. Dennys Chevallier y Luigi Carluccio / 82. Lutf Ozlok / 83. Alain Jouffroy / 84. Sandú Darié / 85. Fayad Jamís / 86. César Leal / 87. Dionisio René / 88. Guillaume Corneille / 89. Georges Limbour / 90. Maurice Nadeau / 91. Raúl Martínez / 92. Albert Bitran / 93. Juan Boza Sánchez / 94. Ernesto González Puig / 95. Harald Szeemann / 96. Yvon Thaillandier / 97. Amelia Peláez / 98. Raúl Milián / 99. Roberto Álvarez Ríos / 100. Antonia Eiriz