African Roots in NYC, Servando Cabrera in Havana
- Submitted by: lena campos
- Paint and Sculpture
- 11 / 30 / 2013
Meira Marrero and José Ángel Toirac in Havana. At Galería Habana, Mare Magnvm, Mare Nostrvm presents recent work by the artmaking duo Meira & Toirac (also known as Toirac & Marrero). Taking up themes of the island, the sea, and the sun, the show includes small watercolor landscapes and other works. The show opened last week and runs through January 10.
Servando Cabrera at the Biblioteca Nacional. The year 2013 is the 90th anniversary of the artist’s birth, and it’s ending with another salute: a show of Cabrera Moreno’s erotic oil paintings in the El Reino de este mundo gallery of the José Martí National Library of Cuba in Havana. With this exhibition, the Casa del Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano—sponsors of the Havana Film Festival—have joined forces with the Servando Cabrera Moreno Museum and Library in an homage to both the artist and his close friend, the late Alfredo Guevara, a leader in the Cuban film industry for many years. In addition to 19 paintings spanning the years 1970-81—some of which have never been shown—the exhibition also features documents relating to Cabrera and Guevara from the archives of the Biblioteca Nacional. La fuente de la vida: Óleos eróticos de Servando Cabrera opened last week and will remain on view through December 14.
African Roots/Raíces Africanos at Cuban Art Space. This group show in Manhattan’s Chelsea district features 100 works by some 20 artists, which explore the African roots of Cuban culture. Artists on view include Choco, Manuel Mendive, Ibrahim Miranda, René Peña, and Clara Morera, whose work is making its first appearance at CAS. The show runs through January 11.