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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons in group show at the NC Museum of Art, North Carolina

Apr 4, 2015 – Sep 13, 2015

North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
East Building, Level A, Photography Galleries

Director’s Cut features a selection of photographs from recent gifts to the Museum in honor of Dr. Lawrence Wheeler’s 20th anniversary as director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

These gifts are a significant addition to the Museum’s photography collection and feature iconic images by many ground-breaking photographers of the 20th century, along with innovative works by contemporary photographers. Ranging in date from 1967 to 2013, the photographs depict a wide variety of subject matter, including Elvis conventions, minor league baseball, self-portraits, the southern landscape, and views of Cuba and New York. The photographers in the exhibition explore an array of photographic techniques and approaches, including traditional gelatin-silver prints, digital prints, Polaroids, and straight photography as well as overtly manipulated and constructed images.

Artists in the exhibition include Uta Barth, William Christenberry, Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Bill Jacobson, Simen Johan, Andrew Moore, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, and Kerry Skarbakka, among others.

 

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Cuban America: An Empire State of Mind at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY

February 4 – May 14, 2014

Reception: March 17th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The reception will include a special performance by artist Carmelita Tropicana

Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park
Boulevard West
Bronx, N.Y. 10468

Alejandro Aguilera, Jairo Alfonso, Alexandre Arrechea, Tania Bruguera, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoán Capote, Los Carpinteros, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Christian Curiel, Alessandra Expósito, Teresita Fernández, Carlos Garaicoa, Anthony Goicolea, María Elena González, Armando Guiller, Luis Mallo, María Martínez Cañas, Abelardo Morel, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Glexis Novoa, Geandy Pavón, Emilio Pérez, Javier Piñón, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Andrés Serrano, & Katarina Wong.

Video program: Juan Carlos Alom, Allora and Calzadilla, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Luis Gárciga, Tony Labat, Glenda León, and Ana Olema.

Co-curated by Yuneikys Villalonga and Susan Hoeltzel and includes a related Cuban video art program organized by guest curator Meykén Barreto. A series of special programs is conducted by guest curator Elvis Fuentes.

RELATED EVENTS

Panel: In A Material World: Cubans Discuss Their America, moderated by Elvis Fuentes – March 18, 2014 – 6pm
Talk and Tastings: Cuban Cuisine, by a Havana Central Restaurant Chef – May 14, 2014 – 1pm

 

 

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Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens

November 9, 2013- March 9, 2014

Queens Museum of Art 
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
New York Ave
Queens, NY 11368
 
Citizens of the World: Cuba in Queens” explores how Cuban visual artists, living both on island and in diaspora, grapple with the profound complexities between identity and place. Simultaneously a collective sentiment and a uniquely individual notion, lo cubano extends beyond geographic and existential boundaries. Exploring personal motivations and experiences, this exhibition presents varied expressions of spirituality, humor, isolation, and discovery surrounding the immigrant experience and the intangible connections between where one lives and one’s sense of self.
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Cuban Americans – Our America: The Latino Presence In American Art – Smithsonian Museum

October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013

 

American Art Museum
8th And F Street NW
Washington DC
 

An exhibition opening next month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” will highlight a chapter of art history that remains a secret to far too many Americans.

Since joining the Smithsonian in 2010, E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art at the American Art Museum, has had an ambitious mandate: to strengthen our holdings of Latino art and present that collection in a fresh way. “Our America,” which she curated, will display the results of that quest so far. It will include 92 works (by 72 artists), fully 63 of which have been acquired since 2011.

This exhibit is well represented by Cuban American Artists including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Maria Brito, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernandez, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Arturo Rodriguez, Emilio Sanchez, and Rafael Soriano.

link:>>Smithsonian Art Museum

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: “My Mother Told Me” at Tufts University, MA

September 5 – December 8, 2013

 

Tufts University Art Gallery
Tisch Gallery
40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Internationally recognized for her large-format Polaroid photographs and immersive, multi-media environments, Boston-based, Afro-Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has pioneered a distinctive aesthetic melding photography, performance, video, sound, and sculpture. Her work has largely addressed autobiographical issues such as her relationship with her mother and with Cuba, motherhood, family, exile, and, the sugar industry and slave trade in Matanzas, her hometown. She is descended from Nigerian/Yoruban, Chinese, and Hispanic ancestors and her work is infused with the spiritual traditions of her multi-ethnic heritage.

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons presents her work at MOCRA

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
3700 W Pine Blvd  St Louis, MO 63108

Campos-Pons, “a leading artist of the Afro-Cuban diaspora,” presented her work within the context of ritual and spirituality, in the process divulging some personal history to help viewers better understand the relationship between the art and the artist.

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Wynwood Gallery Walk – Saturday June 9, 2012

Portraits of Desire

Hardcore Art Contemporary Space
72 NW 25th Street
Miami, FL
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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: “Mama/Reciprocal Energy”, Vanderbilt University, TN

October 12 through December 8, 2011

Special talk and opening reception

10/12/2011, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vanderbilt University

2201 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37235

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: MAMA/RECIPROCAL ENERGY will be the first exhibition that examines this internationally recognized artist’s drawings. Five large-scale, mixed-media drawings, works that the artist created as a means to explore themes central to her practice, such as issues of identity, exile and displacement as a Afro-Cuban artist living in America, will be included. In addition to these works, drawings that address specific performances the artist has presented over the course of her career, one of which is a collaborative work she created with her son, will also be featured. This later body of work is the artist’s attempt at “putting the [performances] in a memory box, [in order to create] the essence of the moment.” The drawings will be accompanied by a three-channel video work that examines questions surrounding the nature of energy from an intriguing perspective.

Born in Matanzas in 1959, Campos-Pons was educated in Cuba at the National School of Art (1976ñ1979) and Instituto Superior de Arte (1980-1985) and graduated from Massachusetts College of Art in 1988. She is one of the most significant artists to emerge from the Cuban post-revolutionary era. She moved to North America in 1991 and now lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband, the composer and performing artist Neil Leonard, and their son.

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Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul at Newark Museum, NJ

June 8 – August 14, 2011

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street,
Newark, NJ 07102-3176

In 1939, anthropologist Fernando Ortiz characterized Cuban culture as ajiaco, a rich stew consisting of a large variety of ingredients. The ingredients of the “stew” include Catholicism brought in by the Spaniards; the spirituality of the Yoruba slaves and their cultural traditions from Africa; and the Chinese indentured servants who brought Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. The base of the stew is the indigenous people, such as Tainos, who were almost wiped out by the Spaniards. This exhibition is a survey of modern and contemporary Cuban artists that explores these rich cultural roots of Cuban art. In contemporary society, the “stew” has become thicker and richer as the influences become more complex and intermixed: the artist now borrows not only from the traditional cultures that populated the island, but also appropriates from contemporary everyday life. The exhibition includes works by leading artists in a variety of media, from paintings, works on paper and photography to mixed-media sculpture and installations.

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Cuba Avant-Garde Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection

The Farber collection contains art from both inside and outside the island. The book is an review of contemporary cuban art over the last 20 years.

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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons – Art Practice as Research Blog

As a Cuban born artist, the embodied cognition that shapes the art practice of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is her deep cultural connections. For Pons, inquiry into cultural histories involves dealing with the way her black heritage is represented and the realization that “the history that I have access to is the history that is told through a voice that is not necessarily of the black people” (interview with the author, 1996). In investigating these historical dislocations Pons uses the body as a window through which to explore autobiographical aspects of the past.

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