Cuban Festival in New York: “¡Sí Cuba!”

CAW Magazine brings us a list of the “¡Sí Cuba!” events taking place May 31 through June 16, 2011, bringing Cuban music, dance, visual arts, literature, film events, and conversations about Cuba and its culture to the New York city area [also see previous post The Arts of Cuba, Set to Wow New York].

The “¡Sí Cuba!” Festival is organized by 14 New York organizations is a true celebration of the diversity and richness of Cuban arts and culture. The festival is supported by Carnegie Hall, The Schelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, World Music Institute, and many others.

Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art
Tuesday, April 12th – Thursday, July 14th
Location: “The 8th Floor” Gallery, NY
“Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art” is an exhibition by a group of visual artists protesting the resurgence of racism in Cuba, curated by Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodríguez Valdés.

BAMart: Hola Havana
Wednesday, April 20th – Friday, May 20th
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAMart presents an exhibition of works offering a glimpse into the contemporary art of Cuba. In addition to several works by Spring Season BAMbill cover artist, Alexandre Arrechea, works by Duvier del Dago, Glenda Leon, Douglas Perez, and Rene Francisco will also be on view.

Other Geographies of Cuban Art
Wednesday, May 4th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
An analysis of Cuban art from the 19th century to the present reveals a continuing interest in social issues, with arguments both for and against the prevailing socio-political conditions. Corina Matamoros Tuma will present on this topic, from the rise of the avant-garde up to current day.

Cosas Ocultas
Thursday, April 28th – Wednesday, June 1st
Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College
An exhibition featuring the work of Cuban artists Rocío García and Alberto Casado, Cosas Ocultas draws on recent history to illuminate the marginal spaces and conflicted identities often ignored by official Cuban discourse.

Other Geographies of Cuban Art
Wednesday, May 4th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
An analysis of Cuban art from the 19th century to the present reveals a continuing interest in social issues, with arguments both for and against the prevailing socio-political conditions. Corina Matamoros Tuma will present on this topic, from the rise of the avant-garde up to current day.

Artist Talk, Panel
Inside Cosas Ocultas (Free)
Friday, May 6th 12:00pm; Corina Matamoros Tuma, guest co-curator of Cosas Ocultas and Contemporary Art Curator of the National Museum of Art in Havana will discuss contemporary Cuban art with Rocío García, featured artist in the exhibition. Katrin Hansing, associate professor of Black and Hispanic Studies, CUNY Baruch will introduce. (In Spanish)

Cuba Inside and Out: Consuelo Castañeda’s “For Rent”
Tuesday, May 17th – Saturday, July 30th
Americas Society
The first in Americas Society’s “For Rent” visual arts exhibition series, Cuba-born, Miami-based artist Consuelo Castañeda co-opts Americas Society’s gallery, using music, projections, archival materials, and more to transform the site into a “lounge” where public and private histories collide.

Cuban Visions
Thursday, May 26th – Wednesday, June 1st
Metropolitan Pavilion
“Cuban Visions” is a contemporary Cuban art exhibit that features the work of nearly 30 artists. The largest exhibition of Cuban art in New York since MoMA’s Modern Cuban Painters in 1944, “Cuban Visions” will open a dialogue between prominent Cuban artists and Americans interested in a deeper understanding of Cuban life and culture.

Body Memories
Thursday, May 26th – Sunday, June 26th
Presented by Cuban Artists Fund
The Cuban Artists Fund is proud to present incisive works by two emerging Cuban photographers: Cirenaica Moreira, whose work concerns the social constructions of feminine roles; and Adonis Flores, whose work documents the psychological consequences of war.

For original post, see http://www.cawmagazine.com/news/news.php?newsID=32

For detailed information, see http://sicuba.org/en

Image: Alexandre Arrechea’s “Música” (2008)

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