Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

  • Contemporary Art from Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island
  • 13-Jan-2001 - 18-Mar-2001
  • Kress Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Description

Organized by Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum; circulated by Independent Curators International (ICI)
This dynamic exhibition presents the best work currently being created in Cuba by sixteen young Cuban artists, all of whom use irony as a strategy for psychological survival and oblique commentary. Their work reflects varied views of the Revolution and the realities of life in Cuba under the U.S. embargo. Through their work these artists speculate on Cuba’s complex past, its love/hate relationship with the United States, and its cultural uniqueness as a nexus of African, European, and Asian cultures.