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Six Cuban Artists Opening Reception
January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Join us on Thursday, January 23rd from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for an opening reception to celebrate the opening of Archives of the Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists, which will be on view in the Walsh Gallery, located in the Quick Center for the Arts, from January 24 – May 15, 2020. Refreshments will be provided, accompanied by live music. The reception is both free and open to the public. Register on our Eventbrite.
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Featuring recent and key past works by internationally renowned artists, this exhibition explores the many mythologies of liberation and fulfillment promised by modern life as well as the peculiar challenges they represent for island Cubans who must navigate Cuba’s contradictory system of combining capitalism with Communist rule since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Through sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media, artists Abel Barroso, Luis Camejo, Roberto Diago, Manuel Mendive, Mabel Poblet and Eduardo (“Choco”) Roca interrogate the ways that consumerism, migration, patriarchy and the legacies of slavery shape the definitions and differential experiences of freedom that twenty-first-century technology affords all of us. Yet these works anchor the viewer in deeply Cuban locations of consciousness, revealing how austerity and sacrifice, self-reliance and dependence, fear and valor, joy and anguish reflect central principles of survival in a society where egalitarian dreams have long clashed with scarcity, poverty and painful political realities.
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