Collective exhibition through November 2, 2014

This exhibition features over 80 Afro-Cuban artworks collected by Chris and Marina von Christierson. Curated by Cuban poet, art critic and curator Orlando Hernández, the exhibition was first shown at the Johannesberg Art Gallery in 2010.

Yoan Capote, El Beso (The Kiss), 1999 / Courtesy of the artist

Yoan Capote, El Beso (The Kiss), 1999 / Courtesy of the artist

It explores the ties that link the histories and cultures of Cuba and Africa, and includes works that reflect controversial and conflicting aspects of the Cuban national reality that continue to affect Cuban society today, including problems related to race, stereotypes and religion.

Including : Belkis Ayon, Ricardo Rodriguez Olazabal, René Peña, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carlos Garaicoa, Manuel Mendive, Elio Rodríguez, Douglas Pérez, Armando Mariño, Roberto Diago, and Yoan Capote.

Maria Magdalena Campos, Dreaming of an Island, 2008  / Courtesy of the artist

Maria Magdalena Campos, Dreaming of an Island, 2008 / Courtesy of the artist

Opening May 2nd, 2014.

Audain Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, 6393 N.W. Marine Drive Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Exhibition on view Tuesday-Sunday, between 10am – 5pm, except on Tuesdays till 9pm, from May 2 through November 2, 2014.

http://moa.ubc.ca/experience/exhibit_details.php?id=1331

Headline picture’s credits : © Juan Carlos Alom, Sin Palabras (Without Words), 2008