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Artistic Outsiders Shine a Light on the Subconscious
Cuban artist Damian Valdes, 47, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and through art he finds emotional control. He works from home recreating buildings such as the Empire State.
On Nov. 20th, the exhibition “Ecos del Inconsciente” (Echoes of the Subconscious) opened inside the Spanish Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Curators Juan Martin, the Executive Director of NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill) and art expert Daniel Klein assembled some 40 works of Outsider Art/Art Brut Cuban Artists. None of the artists have formal artistic training and most have some degree of a mental impairment. The exhibit will run until Jan. 16, 2015.
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