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Pájaros en la cabeza - Mónica Cuba Isabelle Decencière

Written by Arion on Friday, August 08 2014 and posted in Blog
I started this blog a long time ago, or at least that’s how it feels to me. It’s hard to remember what was going on in my life in 2010 when I started posting my drawings here, and getting less than a thousand visitors a month. Today, any day actually, I get at least 2,000 visits, which translates to 60,000 visits a month. 
Pájaros en la cabeza - Mónica Cuba Isabelle Decencière
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I guess I’ve learned a few things about Search Engine Optimization, key words, digital ads and so on. 2014 has been the best year for this blog, not only because visits have increased considerably, but also because for the first time in my life I’m actually making money with this. Granted, it’s only a couple of bucks a month, but still that’s so much better than zero cents.
Pájaros en la cabeza - Mónica Cuba Isabelle Decencière
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Certainly, I thank you –all of you– for your continuous support. Without you, the reader, this blog would have disappeared a long time ago. In recent months I’ve understood that I have a responsibility to my readers so I’ve tried to improve the quality of my posts, that means that now I’m giving more priority to what I write about instead of how often I do it. That is why you can observe that now I post less frequently… 

The second change you can observe is that now I’m writing less about art galleries and more about comic books. The reason is quite simple: most of my posts about contemporary art receive less visits than the average post, and sometimes they get zero comments. 

The conclusion is obvious: people come here to read about comics and films but not necessarily about art galleries, which is fine by me. I’ll continue talking about art exhibitions, as they are a part of my life, but I won’t do it as often as I used to.

Just to show you an example of what I’m talking about, I’m attaching a list of posts so you can see how many visits I get for each one of them. My article about Bryan Singer’s sexual scandal, aptly titled “Days of Scandals Past” has received over one thousand hits, my posts about comics have more than one hundred visits (combining the amount of hits, the total would be around 500), and the final post has only 72 hits, and it’s no coincidence that it is a post dedicated to an art exhibition. I rest my case. 

Pájaros en la cabeza - Mónica Cuba Isabelle Decencière
Ayer jueves se inauguró en Dédalo la muestra bipersonal “Pájaros en la cabeza” de Mónica Cuba e Isabelle Decencière, grandes amigas y talentosas artistas que han reunido su creatividad en un proyecto admirable. 

Con esculturas y piezas ornamentales de cerámica y madera, ambas artistas han explorado la frase que da título a la muestra, fabricando primorosamente personajes con pájaros que anidan en sus cabezas. La curaduría de la muestra es notable, y eso se hace evidente al ver la forma en que las piezas de Mónica dialogan con las de Isabelle, llenando el espacio de colorido y armonía.

Por supuesto, apenas llegué a Dédalo las saludé y las felicité por una muestra tan maravillosa. Luego me quedé conversando un par de horas con mi amigo Andreé Ferro, así que tuve oportunidad de hablar sobre mi viaje a Santa Cruz (Bolivia), los enredos de la Embajada de Malasia y los nuevos proyectos que, desde ahora, estoy preparando.

Les recomiendo que se den una vuelta por Sáenz Peña y visitan la sala de exposiciones de Dédalo. Quedarán sorprendidos al ver obras de tan alto vuelo.

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About the Author - Arion

Arion, who is either from Chile or New York (it’s not really clear) writes a blog that the Outhouse steals on a regular basis.  Arion is by far the nicest of all the staff writers and the most well behaved only having been banned from one country.  One thing we really appreciate about Aroin is that he writes his reviews in English and Spanish and we hope someday he’ll translate this blurb for us.  We’re not so good at languages, just look at how well we write in English if you need proof.  You should bookmark Arion’s blog - – and actually look at it.  There will be a quiz at the end of every month.


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