The Sagamore Hotel curated exhibits: CUBAN ARTISTS: THE PRODIGIOUS DECADE

June 2 – August 31

A Curated Selling Exhibit with Historic and Recent Artworks from Cuban Artists of the 80’s Generation

The Sagamore Hotel and Aluna Art Foundation present its latest curated exhibit: Cuban Artists: The Prodigious Decade. This thoughtfully curated project showcases a significant selection of historic and recent artworks created by Cuban artists from the 80’s generation, some of the most important artists who pioneered Contemporary art on the island. It was a time of aesthetic divergence that questioned the relation of the artists with official institutions, undermined the narrative and iconography of political power, as well as interrogated the function and potential of art itself within society. This wayward generation resorted to conceptual strategies, such as the return to forms of expression extracted from popular culture, the appropriation of international movements, and the depiction of local rituality.

Curated by Dr. Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos from Aluna Art Foundation and Sebastien Laboureau, Sagamore Hotel’s art advisor, this exhibit brings together a selection of works by artists who were raised after the ’59 revolution, and who mostly attended the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) school in Havana. These artists pushed the limits of what was permitted and prohibited at that time and thus emerged in tension with what the Revolution’s authorities considered as their fundamental tenets, for the Revolution sought to forbid anything that might stand opposed to its core values.

Among the participating artists are: Gustavo Acosta, Alejandro Aguilera, José Bedia, Consuelo Castañeda, Humberto Castro, Arturo Cuenca, Ana Albertina Delgado, Tomás Esson, José Manuel Fors, Florencio Gelabert, Flavio Garciandía, José Franco, Rogelio “Gory” Lopez Marín, Marta María Pérez-Bravo, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, José Toirac, Rubén Torres Llorca, Juan Sí-González, Ricardo Rodríguez Brey, Tomás Sánchez, Leandro Soto, Glexis Novoa, Cesar Beltran, Jose Franco, and Tonel. Some works are consigned from Pan American Art Projects, Dorfsman Fine Arts, Durban Gallery, David Castillo Gallery and The Oscar B. Cintas Foundation.

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach
1671 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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