Tag : Hamlet Lavastida

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Hamlet Lavastida: Prophylactic Life, at Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami

August 22 – October 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 20, 2015

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dot Fiftyone Gallery 
187 NW 27 Street –
Wynwood Arts District,
Miami FL 33127

Curator: Janet Batet  

Hamlet Lavastida’s sophisticated artistic proposal focuses on the field of history, ideology and collective memory. The artist is interested in the diagnosis and the reconstruction of a particular iconographic memory associated with the ideological notion of “prophylaxis” wielded by the Cuban Revolution of 1959 as an indoctrination tool aimed at the conversion of the individual in the long awaited archetype of the “New Man”.

By the term “prophylactic work” is known in Cuba the ideological prevention, and educational guidance designed to ensure the full integration of the individual into the realm of the Socialist construction project.

Circumscribed to the period 1960-1990, this body of work, a sort of post structuralism scrutiny, centers on the review of official documents and images directly associated with the imagery of prevention, orientation, and coercion.

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Geandy Pavón & other Cuban artists in group show at TCNJ: VIDEO CUBANO – New Jersey

October 23 – December 15, 2013

TCNJ Art Gallery 
2000 Pennington Road  
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

The College of New Jersey is pleased to present Video Cubano, an exhibition of 22 videos created by Cuban artists during the past ten years, many of which have never before been presented to an audience in the United States.

The artworks presented in Video Cubano explore a dynamic worldview through a lens of Cuban culture.

Link:>>Princeton Online

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