Caribbean Fragments: A Conversation with Leandro Soto and Lillian Manzor

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In the context of the exhibition entitled Caribbean Fragments, the University of Miami presents a conversation with Cuban artist Leandro Soto and Professor Lillian Manzor. This activity will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm, at the Otto G. Richter Library, where the Cuban Heritage Collection’s Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion is housed. [2nd Floor of the Richter Library, located at 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, Florida.

Description: With the Caribbean Fragments exhibit, the Otto G. Richter Library’s second floor and Cuban Heritage Collection’s Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion have been reimagined as a seascape, where fragments of culture and communication are located within a fluid, ever-changing ocean connecting each Caribbean nation. Visiting Artist Leandro Soto, who specializes in set and costume design, has created an installation that unites Caribbean visions and asks viewers to navigate their own experiences and emotions when presented with the materials on display. Dr. Lillian Manzor will join Soto to discuss his installation and the materials displayed in the exhibit—some of which are from his papers housed at the Cuban Heritage Collection.

During this conversation, Manzor and Soto will discuss the artist’s journey from his early days in Cienfuegos, Cuba, to his travels around the world that have shaped his work and career as an interdisciplinary artist and teacher. The conversation will focus on the role that the sea, geography, and anthropology played in his installation for the Caribbean Fragments exhibit. The event will conclude with a special performance guided by UM faculty and students from the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music.

For more information or to register for the event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caribbean-fragments-a-conversation-with-leandro-soto-and-lillian-manzor-tickets-45201116757?aff=MailChimp

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