Cuban Gold: Viva La Reproducción
londonprintstudio presents an exhibition of contemporary Cuban prints 20 January – 4 June 2011.
Cuban art always has something powerful to say – whether it’s post revolutionary art or the music featured in the film Chico and Rita. The contemporary art scene in Cuba is one of the most interesting in the world. This vibrant exhibition features some of the most important younger artists working in Cuba today. It’s jointly curated by Cuban artists Sandra Ramos and David Palacios.
What does it mean to be a Cuban artist in 2011? The Cuban art scene has expanded beyond the country’s borders. This exhibition is a first opportunity for UK audiences to view and collect prints by emerging Cuban artists at reasonable prices.
The story of Cuban art is one of a young country with ancient traditions. In ‘Cuban Gold- Viva La Reproducción’ see Cuban art in its contemporary international context. Artists with work in the show include Abel Barroso, with light hearted images of impossible machines; Mabel Poblet with her kinetic games; Jose Toirac with his ‘exhumations’ of historic fragments; Jacqueline Brito and her Mirage print series of the seashore, imaginary ships and migration; Sandra Ramos with her ‘Alice in Wonderland’ figures, Osmeivy Ortega and his idiosyncratic inhabitants of the ‘real’ Cuba.
While most of the artists whose work is on display have been featured in leading international exhibitions, this is the first time their work has been exhibited anywhere in the UK.