Immediately prior to the exhibition opening on Wednesday, October 23, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., curator Rachel Perera Weingeist will present her talk on video and contemporary art in Cuba, “Frames of Cuba.” Traveling throughout the island, she has had the opportunity to engage with a dynamic community of artists. Three years ago, Video Cubano began as an experiment to engage with artists who rarely have the opportunity to exhibit their work outside of Cuba and who have traditionally been excluded from publicly funded exhibitions due to US sanctions. Beginning as an open call for video art, Video Cubano inaugurated in 2010 at The 8th Floor and subsequently toured the country. This iteration of Video Cubano is enhanced by new works by recent graduates of the esteemed Instituto Superior del Arte (ISA) and world-renowned artists such as José Toirac and Sandra Ramos. Weingeist’s conversation will focus on the evolution of the project, working primarily with Cuban artists in Cuba, and how video art as an accessible medium relates to her work fostering cross-cultural dialogue.
This event is free and open to the public.
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