The Cuban art historian and curator discusses her participation as a juror in the 18th Festival. She describes the experience as a possibility for interchange between the jury and the artists’ discourses, based on their own experiences, thus raising all of the issues posed by the contemporary world. She also considers the event an opportunity to become aware of what is being done currently in different parts of the world, and to become acquainted with critical projects set forth by the artists, who observe reality yet shun a contemplative attitude.