The article proposes an overview of Generación Año Cero, which is a term used from a heterodox perspective to encompass Cuban writers and artists who published their works from 2000, such as Orlando L. Pardo Lazo, Liuvan Herrera, Yansy Sánchez, Fabián Ávila, Alessandra Santiesteban, Javier L. Mora, Rogelio Orizondo, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Gelsys Ma. García Lorenzo, Yornel J. Martínez, Reynier Leyva Novo, Carlos Machado Quintela, Ranfis Suárez, Mabel Poblet, Paola Martínez, among others. The text analyzes the recontextualization of the mambí and Cuban revolutionary imaginary and sociolect, while discussing some of Gilberto Padilla and Walfrido Dorta's ideas. In addition, it focuses on other features of Generación Año Cero, such as hybridity, transgenericity, intertextuality, and glocalization. This study also addresses the transdisciplinary works of these artists, as well as their different forms of affiliation beyond the institutional and state framework (although they use the channels of legitimation and distribution of this framework), the creation of alternative art galleries or photography schools, the circulation of e-zines and digital magazines, and the establishment of audiovisual producers and semi-independent publishers.


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