Cubans have struggled, and some of the artists represented have clearly demonstrated that struggle in their art, yet others step aside to communicate freedom, idealism, optimism, whimsy and pop.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 30, 2015
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 1 through October 4 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.
“We felt that with relations changing between the U.S. and Cuba that we also should reach out and present important Cuban art to people across the U.S.,” states Quintana. “Cubans have struggled and some of the artists represented have clearly demonstrated that struggle in their art, yet others step aside to communicate freedom, idealism, optimism, whimsy and pop.”
The body of work to be displayed, including paintings, drawings and mixed media, represents themes ranging from the struggle for independence to material culture. Much of the work will be for sale. Most of the 14 artists represented are world-renowned, having exhibited in major galleries in Havana, the U.S., Europe and Central America. Four of the artists will be present during the event, which will be held at the Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, Oct 1-4, 2015 as part of the popular First Thursdays art crawl.
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.
The artists who will be present for the event are Alfonzo, Cabrera, Morales and Quintana.
The exhibit is hosted by and managed by Georgina Cuban Art, an organization formed in 2015 to act as a sponsor and marketer of art created by Cuban artists.
For more information and photos, visit http://georginacubanart.com/