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Posted February 22, 2011 by publisher in Cuban Art

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

Here is a partial list of schedule Cuban art and culture events for the Spring 2011 Si Cuba arts festival in New York City.

The Si Cuba! Festival is organized by fourteen New York organizations is a true celebration of the diversity and richness of Cuban arts and culture.

Cuban music, dance, visual arts, literature, film events, and conversations about Cuba and its culture will thrive in the New York area.

The festival is supported by Carnegie Hall, The Schelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, World Music Institute, and many others.

Cuban visual arts events are very present throughout the whole festival. Art exhibitions and artist talks feature a good number of young, as well as well-known artists from Cuba. The artists address issues such as racism, freedom, and social-political conditions through their art. We thank the Caribbean Art World magazine for the information.

Friday February 25, 2011 at 7:00PM

Bakehouse Art Complex - Art Canvas/Quarterly Panels
30 Years Later, Political Contemporary Art from Havana to Miami
561 NW 32nd St, Wynwood Arts District
Admission Ticket $ 10 but free to members
Limited Seating, please call 305.576.2828 to reserve a seat

Panel Members

Elizabeth Cerejido: Curator, will moderate and speak briefly about the political aspects in the work of the generation of artists from Volumen I as a way of introduction. She will frame the socio-political narratives that shaped the exhibition that critic Luis Camnitzer described as “mythical” by discussing the censured photographic work of Rogelio Marin (Gory) from the late 1970s. The work Gory exhibited in Volumen I came out of this social context.

Adriana Herrera: Art critic, will map the continuity of a political perspective in the work of Ruben Torres-Llorca, one of the 11 artists featured in this “mythical” event.

Howard Farber: Collector, began collecting Cuban art in 2001. His book, Cuba Avant Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection was the accompanying catalogue to an exhibition that was organized by the Harn Museum in Gainesville and traveled throughout several venues in the United States. Mr. Farber will discuss the acquisition of pivotal works by Cuban artists of this generation.

Ruben Torres-Llorca: Artist, will speak about the critical strategies against mechanisms of power in his work, both from the perspective of its production in the context of Communist Cuba and in the economic and socio cultural hegemonies of the current global market.

Tuesday, April 12th - Thursday, July 14th

Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art
Location: “The 8th Floor” Gallery, NY
With support from The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
The 8th Floor presents Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, an exhibition by a group of visual artists protesting the resurgence of racism in Cuba. Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodríguez Valdés curate this powerful look at a generation’s social disenchantment.

Wednesday, April 20th - Friday, May 20th

BAMart: Hola Havana
Peter Jay Sharp Building
Presented by BAM
BAMart will present an exhibition of works offering a glimpse into the contemporary art of Cuba. In addition to several works by Spring Season BAMbill cover artist, Alexandre Arrechea, works by Duvier del Dago, Glenda Leon, Douglas Perez, and Rene Francisco will also be on view.

Thursday, April 28th - Wednesday, June 1st

Cosas Ocultas
Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College
With support from The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
An exhibition featuring the work of Cuban artists Rocío García and Alberto Casado, Cosas Ocultas draws on recent history to illuminate the marginal spaces and conflicted identities often ignored by official Cuban discourse.

Wednesday, May 4th 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Other Geographies of Cuban Art
The Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Presented by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
An analysis of Cuban art from the 19th century to the present reveals a continuing interest in social issues, with arguments both for and against the prevailing socio-political conditions. Corina Matamoros Tuma will present on this topic, from the rise of the avant-garde up to current day.

Friday, May 6th 12:00pm

Artist Talk, Panel
Inside Cosas Ocultas FREE!
With the support of The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
Corina Matamoros Tuma, guest co-curator of Cosas Ocultas and Contemporary Art Curator of the National Museum of Art in Havana will discuss contemporary Cuban art with Rocío García, featured artist in the exhibition. Katrin Hansing, associate professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, CUNY Baruch will introduce. In Spanish.

Tuesday, May 17th - Saturday, July 30th

Cuba Inside and Out: Consuelo Castañeda’s “For Rent”
Americas Society
Presented by Americas Society Visual Arts Program
The first in Americas Society’s “For Rent” visual arts exhibition series, Cuba-born, Miami-based artist Consuelo Castañeda co-opts Americas Society’s gallery, using music, projections, archival materials, and more to transform the site into a “lounge” where public and private histories collide.

Thursday, May 26th - Wednesday, June 1st

Cuban Visions
Metropolitan Pavilion
Presented by Metropolitan Pavilion
Cuban Visions is a contemporary Cuban art exhibit that features the work of nearly 30 artists. The largest exhibition of Cuban art in New York since MoMA’s Modern Cuban Painters in 1944, Cuban Visions will open a dialogue between prominent Cuban artists and Americans interested in a deeper understanding of Cuban life and culture.

Thursday, May 26th - Sunday, June 26th

Body Memories
Presented by Cuban Artists Fund
The Cuban Artists Fund is proud to present incisive works by two emerging Cuban photographers: Cirenaica Moreira, whose work concerns the social constructions of feminine roles; and Adonis Flores, whose work documents the mental consequences of war.

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