Eternal Cuba: The Darlene M. and Jorge M. Pérez Collection at FIU October 16, 2013 - December 8, 2013
This collection of 24 nineteenth and twentieth-century Cuban paintings will serve as an interdisciplinary teaching and educational resource for the Frost Art Museum and FIU's School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), to advance the mission of SIPA's Cuban Research Institute as a pre-eminent academic institute for the study of Cuba. The University will use the Collection for exhibition, research, teaching, publication, loans to other cultural and educational institutions, and for other University-related programs and activities.
Alberto Baraya: The Fable of the Birds
September 18, 2013 – January 5, 2014
For more than a decade, Colombian artist Alberto Baraya has been working on deconstructing the figure of the traveler and, by extension, the discourse of science, by questioning the empirical objectivity of the botanical naturalist. For the exhibition at the Frost Art Museum, Baraya will present a project inspired by Florida's original native fauna. He will research local collections, as well as the work of John James Audubon, the well-known painter and naturalist who charted Florida's bird species 150 years ago. Curated by Francine Birbragher.
Things That Cannot Be Seen Any Other Way: The Art of Manuel Mendive
November 16, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Manuel Mendive Hoyo (Havana, Cuba 1944-) creates paintings, sculptures, and objects that capture the rhythm of the orishas, ancestral spirits of Africa that are the source of his imagery. For today's world, Mendive continues to appropriate, transform and adapt the visual language of Africa as a means of conveying its rich mythology to a new audience, informed less about its ritual than about its aesthetics. Curated by Barbaro Martinez Ruiz.
Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles
October 16, 2013 – February 16, 2014
Cuban-American artist Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean. The artist uses the socio-cultural, historical and political elements of each island as the conceptual basis for the exhibition. He focuses on transculturation, migrations and the displacement of human populations which eventually form peoples, island nations and continents. Curated by Ana Estrada.