Tuesday April 25, 2017

Opening This Weekend: Adiós Utopia

We kick off our coverage with the complete list of artists in the show

Raúl Martínez, Rosas y Estrellas (Roses and Stars), 1972

© Archivo Raúl Martinez, courtesy The Farber Collection

This weekend, Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Curated by Gerardo Mosquera, René Francisco, and Elsa Vega, with museum advisors Mari Carmen Ramírez of the MFA Houston and Olga Viso of the Walker Art Center, the show features 100-plus works by more than 50 Cuban artists—a multigenerational roster whose works span close to 70 years of Cuban art and history.

In the coming weeks, Cuban Art News will cover the exhibition in greater detail, but we begin here, by way of a preview, with the complete list of artists in the exhibition.

Here are the artists included in Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950.

Alejandro Aguilera, born 1964

Pedro Álvarez, 1967–2004

Alexandre Arrechea, born 1970

José Bedia, born 1959

Tania Bruguera, born 1968

Tania Bruguera, Estadística (Statistics), 1995–2000

© Tania Bruguera, courtesy CIFO

 

Servando Cabrera Moreno, 1923–1981

Iván Capote, born 1973

Yoan Capote, born 1977

Los Carpinteros [Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez, born 1969 and 1971]

Los Carpinteros, Faro tumbado (Felled Lighthouse), 2006

© Los Carpinteros, courtesy CIFO

 

Yiama Carranza, born 1981

Mario Carreño, 1913–1999

Javier Castro, born 1984

Chago (Santiago Armada), 1937–1995

Jeanette Chávez, born 1980

Raúl Cordero, born 1971

Corrales (Raúl Corrales), 1925–2006

Raúl Corrales, La caballería (Cavalry), 1960

© Estate Corrales, courtesy CIFO

 

Salvador Corratgé, 1928–2014

Arturo Cuenca, born 1955

Sandú Darié, 1906–1991

Felipe Dulzaides, born 1965

Antonia Eiríz, born 1929-1995

Ricardo Elías, born 1969

Juan Francisco Elso, 1954–1988

Tomás Esson, born 1963

José A. Figueroa, born 1946

Carlos Garaicoa, born 1967

Flavio Garciandía, born 1954

Alejandro González, born 1974

Carmen Herrera, born 1915

Kcho (Alexis Leyva Machado), born 1970

Kcho (Alexis Levya Machado), Obras escogidas (Selected works), 1994

Courtesy CIFO

 

Alberto Korda, 1928–2001

Glenda León, born 1976

Carlos Martiel, born 1989

Raúl Martínez, 1927–1995

Raúl Martínez, 9 Repeticiones del Fidel con Micrófonos (9 Repetitions of Fidel with a Microphone), 1968

© Archivo Raúl Martinez, courtesy CIFO.

 

Luis Martínez Pedro, 1910–1989

Mayito (Mario García Joya), born 1938

José Mijares, 1921–2004

Glexis Novoa, born 1964

Glexis Novoa, Sin título, de la Etapa práctica (Untitled, from the Practical Stage), 1989

© Glexis Novoa, courtesy CIFO.

 

Reynier Leyva Novo, born 1983

Pedro de Oraá, born 1931

Ernesto Oroza, born 1968

Umberto Peña, born 1937

Manuel Piña, born 1958

Eduardo Ponjuán, born 1956

Wilfredo Prieto, born 1978

Sandra Ramos, born 1969

Fernando Rodríguez, Matanzas, born 1970

René Francisco Rodríguez, born 1960

Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, born 1962

Lázaro Saavedra, born 1964

Lázaro Saavedra, El Sagrado Corazón (The Sacred Heart), 1995

© Lázaro Saavedra, courtesy The Farber Collection.

 

Esterio Segura Mora, born 1970

Loló Soldevilla, 1901–1971

Rafael Soriano, 1920–2015

Leandro Soto, born 1956

José Ángel Toirac, born 1966

Tonel (Antonio Eligio Fernández), born 1958

Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 opens Sunday, March 5 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where it runs through May 21. The exhibition then travels to the Walker Art Center, where it opens November 11.