Category : Exhibits

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LUIS CRUZ AZACETA: Swimming to Havana, at Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, New York

November 5 – December 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7 p.m.–9 p.m.

Lyle O. Reitzel
139 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002, USA

 

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Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

Sept 16, 2016–Jan 2, 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight is the first museum exhibition of this groundbreaking artist in New York City in nearly two decades. Focusing on the years 1948 to 1978, the period during which Herrera developed her signature style, the show features more than fifty works, including paintings, three-dimensional works, and works on paper. It begins with the formative period following World War II, when Herrera lived in Paris and experimented with different modes of abstraction before establishing the visual language that she would explore with great nuance for the succeeding five decades. Many of these works have never been displayed before in a museum.

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Armando Guiller: Patterns and Beauty at William Paterson University, New Jersey

September 6 – October 14, 2016

Artist Talk: Armando Guiller
Thursday, October 6
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Court Gallery

William Paterson University Galleries
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

New Jersey-based sculptor Armando Guiller investigates the aesthetics found in the principles of geometry and nature in the exhibition Armando Guiller: Patterns and Beauty, which will be on view at the William Paterson University Galleries from September 6 through October 14, 2016.

The exhibition, in the Court Gallery of the University’s Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, features Guiller’s sculptures from the “Free Matter,” “Helical,” and “Spiral” series, which reveal the influence of such artistic movements as Constructivism and Minimalism as well as Newtonian and Euclidian principles. Trained as an artist and mechanical engineer, Guiller is fascinated by “finding the patterns that surround us and in some way guide us.”

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Group show “Desde más lejos se ve más bonito”- Bordeaux, France

September 8 – October 8, 2016

Opening: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7pm.

Rezdechaussée
66 Rue Notre Dame
Bordeaux

Artists:
Wilber Aguilera 
Lisbet Fernández
Luis López del Castillo
Rafael Gómez
Ricardo de Armas
Jaime S. Rodríguez 

Gallery website

 

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Anthony Goicolea’s “Shadow Projection,” at Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

August 13, 2016 to September 3, 2016

MONTE  CLARK GALLERY
#105, 525 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC
Canada
V5T 1E1

In Anthony Goicolea’s new exhibition “Shadow Projection,” the Cuban-American artist continues his investigation of portraiture, identity, beauty, and the grotesque in a series of mixed media works on double-sided frosted mylar film.

Goicolea’s “Shadow Projection Portraits” are presented as videographic images with black bars above and below, the letterbox format referencing the transference of wide format film to standard width video. Rendered as photo-like film stills in graphite and acrylic, the portraits further conflate the mediums of film, photography, and painting.

Borrowing the most visually compelling and striking characteristics from different portrait subjects, Goicolea repeats traditionally beautiful features in duplicate or triplicate until they morph or dissolve into hauntingly abstracted and deformed renderings of engineered faces. Each portrait is an amalgamation of different facial features cobbled together from semi-androgynous men and women, and the series has strong ties to the artist’s early self-portrait work. Traditional portraiture encourages the viewer to hone in on specific characteristics to identify a specific individual, while these portraits rebuke that instinct—it is almost impossible for the eye to rest on any one specific recognizable feature before it dissolves into the next layer of dislocated eyes, nose or mouth.

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Emilio Pérez in group show “Nature Pops!”, at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

July 12 – September 5, 2016

Exhibition Reception: Sunday, July 17, 2‒4:30 PM

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (Front Gate)  
Bronx, NY 10471-2899

A half-century after the emergence of Pop art as a revolutionary response to new norms of consumerism, Nature Pops!, Wave Hill’s summer 2016 exhibition, brings together work by artists who calibrate this movement in contemporary terms. Continuing to re-evaluate popular culture, particularly the increasing mediation of our experience by technology, artists question whether we can still have an authentic experience―even in the natural world. Interpreting nature and the environment through a populist lens, Nature Pops! includes recent work that is especially relevant in an age of digital overload and environmental crisis. Presenting the show at Wave Hill, a stunning garden and cultural center located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, adds particular depth and dimension to the discussion.

Image: Space Face (F1/S3), 2014, Unique screen prints with original hand-cut stencil drawing, 28 1/2” x 23 1/2” each. Courtesy of the artist.

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Ariel Cabrera in group show “EMERGING TO ESTABLISHED – Year 5”, at Krause Gallery, New York

July 9th – Aug 31st 2016

Reception: July 9th – 6-8pm

Krause Gallery 
149 Orchard St. south 
NY, NY 10002

Krause Gallery will give new and emerging artists the opportunity to show in a gallery setting as well as display the new work by the galleries established artists.

“We are encouraging all artists to explore a creative approach with their new works”. The exhibiting artists range from national to international with a broad range of mediums. From Ben Frosts satirical jab at consumerism to Hanksy’s tongue and cheek puns, “Emerging to Established” plans to capture a snapshot of the current contemporary art scene.

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Go Figure! at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

July 16 – August 14

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 16 7- 10 pm

Fredric Snitzer Gallery

1540 NE Miami Ct,
Miami, Florida 33132


Carlos Alfonzo
Dan Attoe
Luis Cruz Azaceta
Hernan Bas
Jose Bedia
Luis Colina
Tomas Esson
Luis Gispert
Ruben Torres Llorca
Jon Pylypchuk
Christian Schoeler
Michael Vasquez

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Félix González-Torres in Milano

May 20 —July 20, 2016

Massimo De Carlo gallery
Via Giovanni Ventura 5
20134 Milano – Italy

This exhibition will be the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in Milan since an exhibition at Massimo De Carlo in 1991.

“The failure of conceptual art is actually its success. Because we, in the next generation, took those strategies and didn’t worry if it looked like art or not, that was their business…So I do believe in looking back and going through school reading books. You learn from these people. Then, hopefully, you try to make it, not better (because you can’t make it better), but you make it in a way that makes sense. Like the Don Quixote of Pierre Menard by Borges; it’s exactly the same thing but it’s better because it’s right now. It was written with a history of now…”

Felix Gonzalez Torres, interview with Robert Storr, ArtPress, 1995
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Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact, at Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada

June 3 – August 28, 2016

Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square,
Edmonton AB T5J 2C1

Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first major exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. It features film, sculpture, sound pieces and performances, and new work based on the artists’ research into western Canada’s prehistoric past. The works in the exhibition consider the nature of sound, music and the voice as a way to animate both natural forms and man-made artifacts and include the remains of dinosaurs, a piece of Hadean rock and the oldest musical instrument ever discovered.

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Diango Hernández: THEORETICAL BEACH, at Museum Morsbroich, Germany

May 22–August 28, 2016

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Gustav-Heinemann-Strasse 80
D-51377 Leverkusen. Germany

Curated by Stefanie Kreuzer

From artealdia.com

Museum Morsbroich presents Theoretical Beach. The title stands for the transition from sea to land. With simple materials and agile gestures, Diango Hernandez transforms the whole castle into an open processual space that enables visitors to make the transition between sea and beach and sense the tension between the different elements.

The exhibition addresses precisely that point where, in the metaphor of the sea, the “movement of being” meets “solid ground,” in other words, the place “where man establishes his institutions” (Hans Blumenberg). The place where the categories and value of being which shape and determine the cultural, social and political system become manifest.

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LIKE IT OR NOT by Arturo E. Mosquera at Farside Gallery, Miami

April 14 through June 12, 2016

Walkthrough
May 13, 2016   8-10 PM

Farside Gallery
1305 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Curated by Angela Valella

At the heart of the exhibition Like it or Not, is Arturo E. Mosquera’s fascination with the city, the local social, the art collection and the cultural scene that he has been surrounded since his early years.
A significant body of work conceived and produced at different intervals of the artist’s life will be on display; while they vary in medium and technique, these pieces share traces of the powerful repertoire with which the artist constructs his system of ideas and images.

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Carlos Caballero in ‘(out of) position’ at D’Apostrof, Belgium

May 8- June 5, 2016

Opening: Sunday May 8, 2016 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Galerie D’Apostrof
Pastoriestraat 59,
9800 Deinze, Belgium

Exhibition ‘(out of) position’ at D’Apostrof (Belgium), with artists: Carlos Caballero, Wim De Pauw and Lucie Renneboog.
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Constructivist Dialogues in the Cuban Vanguard: Amelia Peláez, Loló Soldevilla & Zilia Sánchez, at Galerie Lelong, NY

April 28, 2016 – June 25, 2016

Opening reception: Thursday, May 5 6-8p

Galerie Lelong
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Galerie Lelong is pleased to present Constructivist Dialogues in the Cuban Vanguard: Amelia Peláez, Loló Soldevilla & Zilia Sánchez, a group exhibition of three Cuban painters engaged in geometric and constructivist practices from the 1930s to the present. While all three painters enjoyed the support of the Lyceum women’s club gallery, a women’s social and intellectual institution in Havana, their connections go beyond gender. The exhibition reveals shared interests in architecture and space, as well as pattern and color, demonstrating geometric abstraction’s long history in Cuba. Zilia Sánchez will be present for the opening reception on Thursday, May 5 from 6-8pm.

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RAUL CORDERO: Die neue bukolisch at Nova Invaliden Galerie, Berlin

29 Apr – 20 Jun 2016

Nova Invaliden Galerie
Schönleinstr. 25
10967 Berlin

Bucolic Paintings

(or… Why not paint landscapes today?)

Raúl Cordero, born in La Habana, Cuba, in 1971 and based in Mexico City, is a multidisciplinary artist, with a background in art and design. His early work was focused on the uses of videoart, installation and photography in relation to how painting establishes a dialog with these new artistic languages. In the last decade, Cordero has approached painting from a post-conceptual position, incorporating two problems, which have always been present in his practice. On the one hand, the question about how we coexist with images, and on the other, the unfolding of visual production strategies’ inclusion into the perverse, arbitrary and contradictory global universe of contemporary art.

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José Bedia: Tribal Affinities, at Tambaran Gallery, NY

April 30 – May 28, 2016

Opening: Saturday, April 30 – 4pm to 9pm

Tambaran Gallery
5E 82nd St,
New York, NY

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GUSTAVO ACOSTA: Paper Trail, at Pan American Art Projects, Miami

April 9 – May 15, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cocktail with the artist: 4 – 7pm.

Pan American Art Projects
6300 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl 33150

Gustavo Acosta is a Cuban artist who was born in 1958, in Havana, Cuba. He attended the Superior Institute of Art (ISA), and the School of Visual Arts San Alejandro, both in Havana, Cuba. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida, United States.

Acosta’s work can be found in many private collections around the world, and institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, in Miami, Florida; the Nassau County Museum of Art, in New York; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana, Cuba.

 
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NEREIDA GARCIA FERRAZ: As Close As You Want, at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

April 9 – May 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 6 – 9 pm

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020

Recent paintings, drawings, sculpture, and video works by this Miami artist reveal her intuitive approach to materials and subject. Raw materials such as paper, canvas, cardboard, leaves, digital imagery, archival films, and discarded wood are transformed into new visitations of figures in space. Garcia Ferraz describes her process as “bridging the divide.” Through her works she integrates and connects myriad influences from nature, music, rituals, architecture and history.

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Elio Rodríguez: Puzzled, at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, NYC

April 1 – May 9, 2016

Reception: March 31st, 6-8pm

532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
 

Join us next week at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel for the opening reception of Puzzled, Elio Rodriguez’ first solo exhibition in New York City.  The show is on view until May 9th and will coincide with his exhibition On Guard at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for Afro-Latin Studies and at our gallery’s booth at Context Art New York at Pier 94, May 4-8, 2016.

On view in Chelsea will be the artist’s large scale soft sculptures and the photography based collage works at Hutchins Center, Cambridge.

Elio experiments with the construction of the intimacy of interior and exterior spaces, all things carnal and decorative, functional and artistic, manufactured and native.  His soft sculptures reimagine familiar forms using, in abundant measure, plant and carnal shapes, juxtaposed against sundry objects, metal screws, lace corsets, chains, belts, wire, filament, pins — with results that are pictorial equivalents of familiar concepts and concerns.

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MERGING ROADS: Ernesto Briel and Cepp Selgas, at Jadite Galleries, NY

March 16 – 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17 @ 6pm.

Jadite Galleries
413W 50th St.
New York, NY 10019

 

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ALEJANDRO AGUILERA: SERIOUSLY FUNNY, Political Cartoons and Illustrations, at Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA

February 25 (opening) – April 8, 2016

Curated by Marianne Lambert

Swan Coach House Gallery
3130 Slaton Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305

The Swan Coach House Gallery and the Forward Arts Foundation are pleased to present the work of internationally-known artist, Alejandro Aguilera. The works featured in this exhibition are social and political cartoons and illustrations that he has executed daily since leaving his homeland of Cuba. This is the first time the work has been presented to the public.

The pieces selected for this exhibition are divided into themes describing American life, portraits of artists and spiritual world leaders, satirical cartoons of political leaders, and a series of abstract drawings. Humor has long been a part of the culture and character of the Cuban people and is used as a form of coping with their oppression. These images are amusing and reflective rather than mocking or ironical. They function as tools of communication more in favor of understanding rather than confrontation. Unlike the spoken or written word, drawings are universally readable and for Aguilera function as a means to keep the world informed of the communist regime dominating his people. He sends them to peers all over the world and to his family still in Cuba.

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“An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” , at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

OPENING RECEPTION with a Performance by Carlos Martiel

Friday, January 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio

Carlos Martiel, a Havana-born performance artist will be presenting “El Tanque “, an experiential commentary on politics and prisoners of conscience in Cuba. Performance begins at 6 p.m.

Pavel Acosta / Alejandro Aguilera / Jairo Alfonso / Angel Delgado / Coco Fusco / Frank Guiller (Rank) / Armando Marino / Maritza Molina / Carlos Martiel / Fabian Pena and Juan Si Gonzalez.

The exhibition “An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” spans three galleries:
DEPARTURE GATE A / January 11 to May 1
Fisher Gallery
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio
DEPARTURE GATE B / January 11 to February 14
Miller Gallery
33 Collegeview Rd, Westerville, Ohio
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
DEPARTURE GATE C / January 11 to May 1
Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville.
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

January 9 – April 3, 2016

The Peabody Essex Museum,
East India Square (161 Essex St)
Salem, Massachusetts 01970


Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
presents the most ambitious collaboration between the Afro-Cuban artist and her husband, musician and composer Neil Leonard. Through large-scale blown glass sculptures, paintings, photographs, and evocative soundscapes, the artist draws on the structural forms found in the abandoned sugar mills and rum factories of her childhood island home. Incorporating the sweet smell of rum, this multi-sensory exhibition creates an intoxicating reconceptualization of the often-brutal history of the Cuban sugar industry, offering a visceral experience that ignites the senses and our emotional awareness of place, memory, identity and labor.

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Carlos Estévez: Soulcatcher, at LaCa Projects, Charlotte, NC

January 14 – March 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 2016  6 – 9 pm 

LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St
Charlotte, NC 28208
 

Art is a mirror of the intangible; the intangible is the metaphysical reality—what we cannot see with our eyes. Soulcatcher, a groundbreaking exhibition, is an attempt to capture the invisible dimension of the reality and explores the hidden dynamic of the universe. Through his lens, Estévez masterfully helps us discover the innermost depths of our world.

LaCa Project website

 

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Carlos Alfonzo: Clay Works and Painted Ceramics at PAMM, Miami

Nov. 5, 2015 – April 24, 2016

Pérez Art Museum Miami 
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,  
Miami, FL 33132 
 

Carlos Alfonzo’s prolific works in clay and painted ceramics are inextricably connected to the formal evolution of his large paintings and sculptures. In a productive decade, he painted myriad molded ceramic wares with great verve and skill. At the same time, in immense physical efforts, he personally made and glazed all the tiles for his two iconic public murals in South Florida: Ceremony of the Tropics (at the Santa Clara Metrorail station) and Brainstorm (at the FIU campus). The exhibition presents his works with clay and ceramics in the context of contemporaneous paintings, drawings and other small-scale works.

 

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Ernesto Pujol in group show “Figure and Form: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection”, at El Museo del Barrio, New York

December 22, 2015 – December 4, 2016

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave.,
New York, NY 10029

This exhibition features a selection of recent acquisitions to El Museo’s permanent collection. It includes our most recent purchase, David Antonio Cruz’s Puerto Rican Pieta, a portrait of the artist and his mother, acquired thanks to a generous gift from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation. It is accompanied by another large-scale self-portrait by Alessandra Exposito, a gift of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, and a set of body cast sculptures by artist Rigoberto Torres (Puerto Rico), generously donated by artist and East Harlem resident John Ahearn. […] The artist is often present, as in a series of photographs by Ernesto Pujol.  […]  The exhibition highlights the importance and generosity of collectors, artists, foundations and other institutions in the growth and development of El Museo’s collection.

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Cuban O! Major Exhibit of Cuban Art at Northrup King Building, Minneapolis

October 1, 2015

Northrup King Building,
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

 
In a first-of-its-kind exhibit for the Twin Cities, a wide-ranging exhibit of contemporary Cuban art by more than a dozen internationally-recognized Cuban artists will be displayed from October 1st through October 4th in northeast Minneapolis.

The exhibit, consisting of dozens of works and called Cuban O!, is curated by Cuban artist Ciro Quintana, who has been recognized as one of the most well-known and influential figures in Cuban art over the last thirty years. Creator of Pure Group, Quintana is part of a legendary generation of artists that emerged in Cuba in the early 80s and who are responsible for a revolution in Cuban Art.

Art from the following artists will be represented: Gustavo Acosta; Jairo Alfonzo; Kenia Alguiñao; Nestor Arena; Henry Ballate; Jose Bedia; Ariel Cabrera; Consuelo Castañeda; Tomas Esson; Carlos Estevez; Adrian Morales; Ciro Quintana; Pedro Vizcaino.

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DiSOLUCIÓN/DESILUSIÓN: Manuel Piña’s Photography and video, with Mauricio Alejo, at Punctum, Mexico D.F.

August 29 – September 23, 2015

Opening: August 29 – 11am.

Punctum
Allende No.2, 1er piso. Colonia Centro.
México D.F.
 

Photography and video exhibition by Manuel Piña, with the intervention of Mauricio Alejo .

This is an exhibition of photographs and video on the theme of temporality, perception and image. This exhibition is part of an exchange project by artists living in different cities. This time Manuel Piña visit Mexico City and Mauricio Alejo is his host.

 
In Spanish
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A Mind of Winter: Photographs by Abelardo Morell, at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine

Until September 27, 2015

Shaw Ruddock Gallery
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station, Brunswick ME 04011
 

A Mind of Winter includes photographs created at various sites in Maine during the winter of 2014–2015. Generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the exhibition represents Morell’s first prolonged engagement in the state since his graduation from Bowdoin College and his first creative response to winter and the theme of climate change. The winner of the Infinity Award in Art given by the International Center of Photography in 2011, Morell taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design for twenty-seven years.

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Group Show “Concrete Cuba” at David Zwirner Gallery, London

September 5 – October 3, 2015

Private view: Friday 4 September 2015, 6 – 8 PM

Press preview with art historian Abigail McEwen: 10 AM

David Zwirner
24 Grafton Street
London W1S 4EZ

David Zwirner is pleased to present a comprehensive exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Cuban group of abstract painters Los Diez PintoresConcretos (Ten Concrete Painters), which was active from 1959 to 1961, at the gallery’s London location. Concrete Cuba is the first presentation in the United Kingdom to highlight the origins of concretism in Cuba during the 1950s, and will include important works by the eleven artists who were at different times associated with the short-lived group:Pedro ÁlvarezWifredo ArcayMario CarreñoSalvador CorratgéSandú DariéLuis Martínez PedroAlberto MenocalJosé MijaresPedro de Oraá,José Ángel RosabalLoló Soldevilla, and Rafael Soriano

 

 

 

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