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Visual Arts Installation: Manuel Mendive (part of Artes de Cuba)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018

ARTES DE CUBA: From the Island to the World

FREE, no tickets required. Perhaps the most important Afro-Cuban artist to ever emerge from Cuba, Mendive creates art influenced by the Santería religion and a deep love of nature. He brings his dreamscapes Fragmento de Paisaje and the world premiere of his festival-commissioned sculptures La Naturaleza, El Espíritu, y El Hombre. 

Venue

Hall of States

Run Time

All Day

About

Manuel Mendive
WORLD PREMIERE: La Naturaleza, El Espíritu, y El Hombre / Nature, Spirit, and Man (2018)
Fragmento de Paisaje / Fragment of a Landscape (2017)

Free, no tickets required
Open daily 10 a.m. to building close

One of Cuba’s most revered living artists, 74-year-old Manuel Mendive is perhaps the most important Afro-Cuban artist to ever emerge from Cuba. Mendive works across media—including paint, wood, and organic matter—to create art that is strongly influenced by the Santería religion, expressing ways in which African heritage has shaped his country’s national identity and culture. Fragmento de Paisaje is a series of dreamscapes where people, animals, plants, and clouds morph into one another, reflecting his vision of the universe as one. Commissioned for the festival, La Naturaleza, El Espíritu, y El Hombre represents a new artistic direction for Mendive, who has crafted three-dimensional sculptures that may be experienced from both the interior and exterior.

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