Gustavo Acosta - Enrique Báster - Luis Enrique Camejo - Vicente Hernández - Julio Larraz - Kadir López - Douglas Pérez - Reynerio Tamayo

(March, 12 – April, 24, 2015)

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GUSTAVO ACOSTA. SEARCHING FOR THE SHADOW
Acrylic on canvas. 2010. 61 x 61 cm.
GUSTAVO ACOSTA. SEARCHING FOR THE SHADOW ENRIQUE BÁSTER. FROM THE SERIES “SOCIAL INTERWEAVING”) LUIS ENRIQUE CAMEJO. CITIES, HAVANA KADIR LÓPEZ. HAVANA MONOPOLY DOUGLAS PÉREZ. FIBER OPTICS, FROM THE “PICTOPIA” SERIES REYNERIO TAMAYO. OPPOSITE SEXES VICENTE HERNÁNDEZ. PLUS ULTRA JULIO LARRAZ. MAGIC LANTERN

ENLACE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO Gallery announces the presentation of the group exhibition URBAN IMAGINARIES IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART, to be inaugurated next Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition brings together an important group of Cubans, most of whom currently reside on the island, with the participation of: Gustavo Acosta – Enrique Báster – Luis Enrique Camejo - Vicente Hernández Julio Larraz - Kadir López – Douglas Pérez – and Reynerio Tamayo, curated by the Cubans Gabriela Hernández Brito and Sergio López. The show features nearly 30 works in different techniques and formats. “There is no such thing as a single city; there are only multiple cities, whose historical truth—their so-called great history—is a tangle of fragments, petrified but parodixically alive. In the corpus of the city, different zones of past coexist, conserving their original vitality and implicitly bearing the essence of those who live in and transit through them, helping to liberate those subjected to the saturations of the present and experience their original meanings, as well as infusing them up with utopian energies. As such, the city transcends the reality of urban planning and architecture, becoming a series of overlapping images and significations taken from the individuals’ will to transform their factual reality using their imaginations. Let us travel through a city in which the signified comes before or sporadically conceals the signifier in a process of a mutable and unstable nature, where the sign does not always possess a single and precise message. The city is understood as a corpus, where symbols, attributes, and scars are fused together, resulting from a series of imaginaries taken from a range of discourses on the city. A certain faction of contemporary Cuban art has turned the city into a theme, into metaphor, into action. The artistic purpose is a construction in which the symbolic and the imaginary are transformed into a reflection of social dynamics. In this way, we may take note of the need to transform the reality of its structural framework in a symbolic matter, violating it or reconstructing it.” The Urban Imaginaries exhibition may be viewed through April 24, from Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m.to 8:00 p.m.No entry fee.