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 In Cuba seminar on integration and resistance in the global era
As he made his intervention in one of the theoretical events of the 10th Havana Biennial, he pointed out that there appear to be changes in the geo-political structures, in the new power administrations and in the emerging economies, such as the ones from China, Brazil and India. The maps of cultural identity are being transformed and a new system of cultural homogenization is being installed, however, “the problem is not to speak differently, but to think differently.”

He explained that capitalism tries to uniform thinking through globalization, but there comes resistance as a defence strategy of the people. Whithout identity, there is no history, he reasoned.

Jarauta gave the lecture La situación de las artes en un mundo globalizado (The situation of art in a global World) in which there were specialists from Chile, Mexico, France, Colombia and Canada.

We are living a time we had not foreseen. Thirty years ago no one could even think of a personal computer, or of mobile phones, with all of these changes we have become global observers, he expressed.

There is an asymmetry with the changes and our possibility of adaptation to the speed with which they take place, he explained.

The general vice-director of the event Jorge Fernández said in the opening that this meeting would be almost impossible without reflecting on how are arts inserted in the cultural processes.

We shall stop and analyze the historical-economical relationship with the phenomena associated to diversity. In Latin America, he added, identity is valued as an open and intertwined process that is being modified and integrated.

The 10th Havana Biennial opened its doors last March 27th in the Morro-Cabaña Park and it has covered galleries, parks and plazas from the capital.

Founded in 1984, following an initiative of the leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, it constitutes a meeting point between personalities from the plastic arts in our country and all over the world.


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