Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lam in Atlanta; the Bronx in Havana (r/t) and maybe...

Wifredo Lam, A la fin de la nuit, 1969
Courtesy McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
Lam in Atlanta. Fresh from its debut last fall at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds heads to the High Museum of Art, where it opens on Friday evening, February 13, and runs through May 24. Along with the Lam exhibition, the High Museum is presenting Imagining New Worlds: José Parlá and Fahamu Pecou, two solo exhibitions in which the artists explore and respond to aspects of Lam’s work. The two shows will be presented in galleries adjacent to the Lam exhibition, and in a third gallery, Parlá and Pecou will collaborate on an installation work.  At 7 p.m. on February 13, Parlá and Pecou will take part in a lecture-conversation, followed by a public preview of the exhibition until  10 p.m. (from Cuban Art News)

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, The House, 2013
Courtesy María Magdalena Campos Pons and Galería Nina Menocal
(from Cuban Art News)

Wild Noise coming to Havana. This spring, a collaboration between the two museums brings an exhibition of works from the Bronx Museum of the Arts to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Opening on the eve of the 12th Bienal de La Habana, Wild Noise: Artwork from the Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes features more than 100 works from the Bronx Museum’s permanent collection. The work on view will include Bronx-born artists such as Glenn Ligon, Vito Acconci, Chakaia Booker, Laurence Weiner, and Willie Cole.

Then next year, the MNBA returns the favor with a second installment of the exhibition, presenting approximately 100 works from its collection at the Bronx Museum. In addition, the two museums are sponsoring an artist exchange leading up to the opening of each exhibition. The participants are US artist Mary Mattingly and Cuban artist Humberto Díaz.

And after the Bronx Museum, un pajarito me dijo que QUIZÁSSSSS venga a Denver. ¡Sería maravilloso!

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