CUBA MISSION - APRIL 2019

CUBA MISSION - APRIL 2019

The construction of the possible

The Lorenzo Padilla Foundation flew to Cuba on April 8, 2019 to carry out its various missions:

Logbook:

Week 1:

Preparation of the exhibition space dedicated to Lorenzo Padilla, guest of honor at the Havana Biennale, which was extended to Matanzas, the Athens of Cuba, the painter's birthplace.

Padilla has presented some of his works in the prestigious "Palacio de Justicia" completely renovated. A beautiful tribute was done to the prodigal son mantancero.


Week 2:

The foundation visited the young artists of Matanzas to discuss with them their work, their projects and their difficulties. All presented wonderful projects and works. We will follow and support their evolution.

The foundation and its committee selected three young talents:

The Photographer Claudia Padron Gomez

The designer Damián Castillo Figueroa


The painter Adrián Sancho

In the coming weeks we will come back to the projects that will be put in place to support his three talents who suffer from the lack of equipment and communications.

In addition to these meetings, we exchanged with the national and provincial cultural authorities of Cuba to continue our support missions for Matanzas.


Week 3:

The foundation supports the students of Matanzas School of Fine Arts so that they can continue their studies peacefully with professional equipment. A beautiful evening of this donation was held on April 23, 2019 in the presence of all the founding members of the Lorenzo Padilla Foundation, students and cultural authorities of the province.

Before concluding his stay, the foundation went to the Museo de Arte de Matanzas to diagnose the needs for expansion, conservation and influence of the collection of Lorenzo Padilla.

We also selected different artists in order to realize a collective exhibition in Europe.

Special thanks to

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Juan Francisco González

Teresita Gomes

The curator of the city of Matanzas: Leonel Pérez Orozco

Cuban cultural authorities

TV YUMURI

GRANMA

GIRON

RADIO 26

The Cuban people.

Support of the French-Brazilian dancer Fabricia Martins

Support of the French-Brazilian dancer Fabricia Martins

Photo: Thomas Geffrier.

Photo: Thomas Geffrier.

Fabricia Martins

Born in 1973, in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Fabricia Martins is a dancer, performer, researcher, educator and teacher of Pilates Motley. She lives and works in France since 2006. A graduate of the dance department of the University Paris8, she obtained her Master 2 Arts, music, dance specialty in 2011 under the direction of Professor Isabelle Launay. Trained at the conservatory of Music, Dance and Theater of Belo Horizonte, she has led a rich collaboration since. Like the one with the TkH group in Belgrade, in the How to Do Things by Theory project, and the W seminar with Joris Lacoste and Jeanne Revel at Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. She has also participated in the film and the theatrical performance That Rolls - That-which-rolls by Austrian artist Rainer Ganahl, assisted by Fanny de Chaillé. She collaborated and worked with Lia Rodrigues, Michelle Moura, Thiago Granato, Pierre Leguillon, Judith Cahen, Joris Lacoste, Sabine Macher, Wagner Schwartz, Cecilia Bengolea, Lénio Kaklea, Gustavo Ciríaco, Frederico Paredes, Dudude Hermann, Anne Collod, Gaëlle Bourges, among others.

In 2003 she received the award Bom Sucesso - dancer revelation - by her performance in the show 4 Solos para 3 Interprets, by Dudude Herrmann.

“I now have many years of dance practice and dance teaching, and my pedagogy I have built little by little along the way. In this path of self-taught teaching I have reproduced many of my masters (in a process of mimicry completely natural), I asked myself many questions, I went elsewhere but especially I learned a lot with my students, but in France, for some years now the question of the diploma of dance teacher status arose on the one hand because this diploma represents the opportunity to study dance pedagogy in a systematic and structured way, and I know the field of dance pedagogy, but I would like to widen my field of vision, experiences, to know other approaches, with different publics. On the other hand, this diploma is the condition for the maintenance of my activity, it is required for the teaching of dance in France I had no choice, but it did not displease me at all! The idea of going to feed me to better give to my pupils enchanted me. I do not particularly want to teach in conservatories, I’ll be able to do it soon, anyway, I hope so. But what attracts me the most in this idea of being a graduate of the state is that I will have more tools to go dance where you do not expect, where the art is not summoned. And that I want to heart. Because it was through a theater performance, quite improvised with very precarious means, assisted at the age of 5, that I was caught forever by art. I can say that I know what art can do in the life of a child of a violent family, in a poor suburb of Brazil, under a military dictatorship. It saves me! This training in pedagogy gives me the keys that I missed in my approach. Now i’am a week away from finishing it. I could not have done it to the end if I had not found the support of the Lorenzo Padilla Foundation. And I am very grateful and comforted to be supported in a pivotal moment of my life. I wish “vida longa" to the Lorenzo Padilla Foundation and that she can also meet the support necessary to carry out her gesture of supporting artists all over the world. Life is always beautiful.“

TÉLÉTHON SUPPORT 2018

TÉLÉTHON SUPPORT 2018

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Since the creation of the Téléthon, Lorenzo Padilla endowed the AFM with one of his works, the proceeds of which were donated in full to this great cause of national health.

The Lorenzo Padilla Foundation continues this year Lorenzo Padilla's action by offering a piece of work at a record price.

A cup of tea to rebuild

A cup of tea to rebuild

In July 2017, the south of France, and particularly the municipality of Bormes les Mimosas, experienced the most dead forest fire in hundred years. The Pomares family lost their home and everything they owned. 1 year later the family put on sale "the stigmas" of this trial. The Lorenzo Padilla Foundation supported this approach of art therapy by acquiring a piece of little Natan.

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" A cup of tea ? "

This artwork was created by Natan POMARES, 9 years old. At the age of 8, the terrible fires that ravaged the South of France in 2017 will forever mark his life. The house in which he lived burned completely. His universe, his toys, his books, his material memories, his room went up in smoke. When he returned to the site of what once his home with his parents and his little sister, they found, like archaeologists, out of the ashes some remains of objects transformed by fire.

Her mother, art therapist and ceramist said, despite this desolation that even if it's sad, it can be beautiful and launched an exhibition project for 2018.

The purpose of this exhibition was to set up a space for family expression, free of participation. The constraint was to recycle, in each composition, at least one object having passed through the flames and to plastically enhance it. Natan played the game, picking up some elements that inspired him. Of his various productions, he chose to present 4 pieces, including "a cup of tea? ". A cast iron teapot, metal cups and cutlery glued to a wooden crate. This piece reminds him of the breakfast platters he liked to make for his parents sometimes.

The goal was to put in place the process of resilience necessary for reconstruction when suffering a trauma. The event could not be avoided, it remains only to accept and do the best with what has happened.

DONATION FOR ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES IN CUBA

DONATION FOR ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES IN CUBA

In June 2018 Lorenzo and David Padilla returned to Cuba to support Matanzas artists. Like Rodolfo, who has a great accident, who can once again live by his art: wood carving.

During their stay, David and Marie Padilla also gave the school of fine arts new art supplies.

MISSION: THE FONDATION LORENZO PADILLA IN CUBA - NOV 2016

MISSION: THE FONDATION LORENZO PADILLA IN CUBA - NOV 2016

THE CHILDREN OF THE SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS OF MATANZAS

 

Lorenzo Padilla, Director of the Museum of Natural History of Paris, David Padilla, Gladys Maria Collazo Usallan, President of the National Council of the cultural pratripoine of Cuba, Carlos Torrens, provincial director of culture of Matanzas.


 
THE LORENZO PADILLA INTERVIEWER FOUNDATION BY THE RADIO 26, AND THE CUBA NATIONAL TELE DURING ITS MISSION TO CUBA.


 
SOME WORKS OF TALENTED MATANCERO ARTISTS, PURO CUBANO!