Island In The Light (Isla En La Luz)

by Jorge Perez Family Foundation


Contemporary Cuban art, literature, and music meet, mingle, and procreate in Island in the Light. This gathering of thirty-five artists and thirty writers developed from the idea to select art pieces and ask writers to respond. The result is a thoroughly original and captivating selection of visual arts and literature that conveys a sense of the essence and energy of Cuban arts today.

Artists represented include Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Yoan Capote, Teresita Fernández, Roberto Fabelo, Carlos Garaicoa, and Enrique Martinez Celaya. Among the writers are Wendy Guerra, José Kozer, Jorge Enrique Lage, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Achy Obejas, Leonardo Padura, and Reina María Rodríguez. The works are drawn from the Jorge M. Pérez Art Collection; the majority have been gifted to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), while the others are promised gifts to PAMM. The volume also includes music: Pavel Urkiza composed original scores inspired by several of the selections. In addition to the poems, essays, and poetry inspired by and paired with the artworks, the volume includes commentary and critical essays by Jorge M. Pérez, Carlos Garaicoa, and Wendy Guerra and Leonardo Padura. Proceeds benefit the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation, which will redirect the funds to arts organizations.

At its heart, Island In The Light: Cuban Art and Literature captures the connection its writers and artists share with Cuba through the concept of light and reflection. Color and type treatment is used to convey this concept from the translucent cover through its dynamic interior.


Trade Edition

Publication Date: Spring 2019

Size: 10.24 x 12.9 in

Pages: 320

Construction: Hardcover, Translucent Dust Jacket,

Smyth Sewn binding

ISBN: 978-1-7322978-5-2

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