A scarcity of resources coupled with the intellectual pursuits of a highly educated population has dramatically shaped Cuban new media art made over the past 10 years. The effects of such limited access to digital technologies and the Internet on the island – compounded by a situation of extreme geographic, political, and economic isolation – has necessitated an array of creative solutions from a generation of artists born largely during the 1970s and 1980s.
Works by Mauricio Abad, Alexander Arrechea, Celia y Yunior, Núria Güell, Jairo Gutierrez, Ernesto Leal, Glenda Léon, Levi Orta, Rodolfo Peraza, Naivy Pérez, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, and José Rolando Rivera examine the unique applications of digital technologies in Cuban art through video installations, net art, performance documentation, and interactive media.
Cuban Virtualities is co-curated by Liz Munsell and Rewell Altunaga and is the first exhibition of Cuban new media art held outside of Cuba.
Join us for a curatorial introduction to the exhibition on Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm with Liz Munsell.
EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, September 5, 11:00am
PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION
Tuesday, September 10, 5:30-8:00pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE EXHIBITION With co-curator Liz Munsell
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00pm
PARENT'S WEEKEND INTRODUCTION TO THE EXHIBITION With Director of Galleries and Collections Amy I. Schlegel
Meets in the Tisch Family Gallery Lobby
Friday, October 4, 11:00am
DROP-IN EXHIBITION TOURS
Saturday, October 5, 12:00-4:00pm
Friday, October 11, 8:00pm
New York-based jazz drummer Francisco Mela performs at Tufts with his latest project, Cuban Safari.
Distler Performance hall, Granoff Music Center; free with Tufts ID, $10 for general admission
PANEL DISCUSSION: CUBAN ART IN POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE
Thursday, November 7, 6:00-7:30pm
Panel discussion moderated by Liz Munsell, co-curator of Cuban Virtualities: New Media Art from the Island.