Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today - Page 5

Acknowledgements This exhibition would not have been possible without Désirée Díaz, Lillebit Fádraga, and Francisco Scarano; they helped open many doors. I am grateful to the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for their support in writing this catalogue, and to the Center for the Humanities, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies program, and the Center for Visual Cultures; they were instrumental at different stages of this project. I am indebted to Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Kirstin Pires and Ann Sinfield of the Chazen Museum of Art for making it happen, and to its Director, Russell Panczenko, for giving me this opportunity. To the artists, who generously lent their work and patiently answered many questions, I would like to express my deepest gratitude. Guillermina De Ferrari Director, Center for Visual Cultures Professor of Spanish University of Wisconsin-Madison