Exhibitions and arts-related events that explore contemporary Cuban art and culture inside the United States, focusing on issues of identity, place-making, and ways of knowing. The exhibitions feature works by prominent and internationally recognized Cuban artists:
Pavel Acosta / Alejandro Aguilera / Jairo Alfonso / Angel Delgado / Coco Fusco / Frank Guiller (Rank) / Armando Marino / Maritza Molina / Carlos Martiel / Fabian Pena and Juan Si Gonzalez.
OPENING RECEPTION with a Performance by Carlos Martiel
Friday, January 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
33 Collegeview Road, Westerville, Ohio
Carlos Martiel, a Havana-born performance artist will be presenting “El Tanque “, an experiential commentary on politics and prisoners of conscience in Cuba. Performance begins at 6 p.m.
The exhibition “An Island Apart: Cuban Artists in Exile” spans three galleries:
DEPARTURE GATE A / January 11 to May 1
Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St., Westerville, Ohio
DEPARTURE GATE B / January 11 to February 14
33 Collegeview Rd, Westerville, Ohio
Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
DEPARTURE GATE C / January 11 to May 1
Frank Museum of Art
39 S. Vine Street, Westerville.
Museum hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
“La Confesión” and “La Botella al Mar de María Elena” by Coco Fusco
Two powerful art videos by performance artist and writer Coco Fusco give visual voice to legendary stories in Cuban history — the public confession of poet Heberto Padilla in 1971 and the poet María Elena Cruz Varela’s letter to Fidel Castro in 1990 requesting democratic reforms, which resulted in the poet’s arrest.
Artist & Community Collaborative Installation Project
Artist-in-Residence Juan Si González will work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and the community to explore themes of exile, migration, identity and place-making. The project will culminate in an installation at Fisher Gallery.
To join the project, contact Janice Glowski at email@example.com.