You need to be fair and recognize that most state-owned gallery have made an effort to sell Cuban art. They have achieved certain accounting results without an appropriate salary, without the gallery having capital for investment and promotion, and with a lack of transportation to bring customers to the studios and homes of artists.
Experts and officials have worked in this field without even having a stable folder of collectors and other buyers, because there is not a significant sector of domestic consumption of visual arts in Cuba. Therefore, they have had no choice but to seize artists and curators who have managed to open external commercial way by own ways or by dealers and foreign investors.
Everything becomes more complex if in Cuba is impossible to act promptly and openly in relations with businessmen and diplomats from other nationalities. Additionally, if the gallery employees are forced to sell through inefficient mechanisms, and if they do not have a bank account where artists receive the money from the sale of the works linked to gallery studies.
The aforementioned absence in the gallery of a suitable fund for investment, marketing, hinders the work of artistic values. Then, the gallery becomes almost alone in handmaiden of artists who use it to accumulate curriculum, and collectors who make use of it for paperwork and legalization of exports, or curatorial projects. (To be continued…)