Cuban Visions, one of the largest and more complete exhibitions of contemporary Cuban art to ever show in New York City, will open May 27 at Metropolitan Pavilion as part of city-wide spring celebration of Cuban culture, alongside the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Si Cuba Festival. The artists in Cuban Visions were selected for their distinguished achievements in art throughout the world coupled with their cultural significance to Cuban culture. The collective showcase will give a cohesive face to the group of 26 well-known artists, mostly who live in Cuba today, represented by their artwork in 7 different forms of media representing the broad spectrum of visual arts coming out of Cuba today.
Although some of the artists have shown in solo exhibitions in the US, they have not been grouped together for a single show to represent the art movement currently happening in Cuba. Through the artists’ individual visions coming together in a single show they compose a collective point of view about their cultural identity, while showing the diversity of the cultural movement in Cuba. The pieces speak about history, economy, politic, society, traditions, race and racism, sexuality, and religion.
May 27 – June 1
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