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"Intersections/ Intersecciones: An Exhibition of Cuban Artists"
2004-08-11 until 2004-08-22
Yale School of Art, Holcombe T. Green Jr. Gallery
New Haven, CT,
USA United States of America
Titled "Intersections/ Intersecciones: An Exhibition of Cuban Artists," the exhibition was curated by Sherisse Alvarez, special events assistant for the Yale School of Art. A 2001 graduate of Hampshire College who studied creative writing and photography, Alverez was born into a family of Cubans who fled the country after the Revolution. Her own work as an artist reflects issues of displacement and cultural identity, and in assembling this show she sought to connect a diverse group of intergenerational artists in their relationship to the island of Cuba.
Artists participating in this show are Giovanni Bosch, Christian Curiel, Florencio Gelabert, Coco Fusco, Marco Lau, Leonel Matheu, Julio Armando Mendoza, Maritza Molina, Eduardo Muņoz Ordoqui, Chantal Perez, Hugo Perez, Jesus Rivera and Leandro Soto.
Working in a variety of media, these artists, linked by their Cuban ancestry, live in different parts of the country; some were born on the island and exiled after Fidel Castro came into power. Others were born in the United States or abroad also as a result of the Revolution. " 'Intersections/ Intersecciones' aims to engage people in a common dialogue concerning art-making, politics and historical memory," says Alvarez.
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