Tag : Maria Magdalena Campos

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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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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: JOURNEYS

October 7, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

919 Broadway
Nashville, TN, 37203-3822

The Cuban-born artist María Magdalena Campos-Pons creates photographs, video, and multi-media installations that tell the story of the survival of African cultures by evoking rites, myths, and narratives that have evolved through generations. Her work symbolically follows the history of the slave trade from her family’s origin in Nigeria to Cuba, where they worked in the sugar industry, to present-day Boston, where Campos-Pons now works and teaches.

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