The Supreme Exodus - What a Trip It's Been! / by Antonio Jose Guzman

Photo by Ibou Havas - Dakar, Senegal 2019

Photo by Ibou Havas - Dakar, Senegal 2019

It’s been a golden journey, as all my passion and ideas for this project started coming true in Havana, I could actually make a book. So, grateful to end part of this journey here in Venice admiring the monumental works of my dear friends Remy Jungerman and Iris Kensmil at the Dutch pavilion. Kahlil Joseph, Ryoji Ikeda and Hito Steyerl new works. To witness how Arthur Jafa win the Golden Lion and the jury acknowledge Teresa Margolles and Otobong Nkanga.

I take this opportunity to thank once again the Mondriaan Fonds, Juanito Delgado’s Detras del Muro, Lolliet Marrero and Iva Jankovic for making this journey remarkable and for all the amazing memories which I will cherish for lifetime. The opportunities provided by The Supreme Exodus have been great and I am truly grateful for it as well as the experience provided in Dakar, Tokyo and the Havana Biennial and of course not forgetting the many amazing institutions that saw how my collective The State of L3 lead the direction to this project. The immense exposure and hands on experience has not only helped me develop but also improved to create a huge transatlantic network of artists, curators and musicians.

So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done. – Marian Wright Edelman.