Under the Art in the Community Program

Harvest Bazaar

Alongside the transient exhibition 'Essence' by the Cuban photographer and documentarian Raúl Cañibano, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas in Kendall will showcase a collective exhibition featuring exceptional pieces from distinguished creators, all integral to its esteemed collection.

Curated by MoCAA Team

October 6th - November 17th | 2023

A selection of works from the recent Pop Up Show 'Halando parejo' will remain on display throughout October and extend into November of this year. Additionally, we are introducing pieces previously unseen in our context. Guided solely by the keen interest of a discerning segment of the audience and the museum's intention to share artworks that now enrich its collection, 'Harvest Bazaar' brings together a diverse group of creators. Their oeuvre predominantly centers on the human figure as a sociopolitical subject.

The central figures in these pieces seem distanced from the 'prevailing official discourse'. Cuban art, at various junctures, has invariably delved into the political realm. It's hardly surprising given the starkly politicized milieu. Perhaps this is why all these protagonists exude a sense of homeland—a profoundly personal homeland, one whose boundaries neither extend nor aspire beyond their own epidermis. These works encapsulate nearly the entire spectrum of Cuban cultural imagery: the tensions between life and death, between body and spirit, between the societal collective and authority. Ranging from sensuality to a playful engagement that unabashedly showcases its lack of political allegiance, both mourning and festivity coexist harmoniously.

Featured in 'Harvest Bazaar' are photographers Raúl Corrales, René Peña, Cirenaica Moreira, Evelyn Sosa, Willy Castellanos, Eduardo García, Lisbet Goenaga, and Néstor Álvarez. Additionally, the multidisciplinary artists Ivonne Ferrer, Milena Martínez Pedrosa, Leticia Sánchez, Mónica Batard, Frank Martínez, Julio César Peña and Jorge Rodriguez (R10) are also showcased."

Technical specifications of the photographs in this article in descending order

Raúl Corrales
El sueño, 1959
Gelatin Silver Print
11 x 14 Inches

René Peña
Tutú, 2008
Edition 4/10
41¾ x 31½ Inches

Ivonne Ferrer
From the Principal of the Matter Series, 2023
Mixed Media, (Acrylic paint, ceramics, and wooden boxes)
Variable dimensions

Milena Martínez Pedrosa
Faith, 2022
Clay, wood and metal
20 x 16 x 24 Inches

Cirenaica Moreira
From the Lobotomía Series (1996–1997)
Árbol que nace torcido, jamás su tronco endereza
11 x 9 Inches

Willy Castellanos
Impression No. 1 / Sunrise with Mangroves, 2020
Polyptych of 6 photographsPrint on Hahnemuhle Hemp Archival Paper
Edition: 1/5 + 2AP
27 x 54 Inches

Evelyn Sosa
Paola, 2022
Ink Jet Print on Fine Art Paper
(Copd Press Bright 305 gm 100% Cotton, Acid Free)
1/3 x 2 AP
36 x 24 Inches

Eduardo García
The Rehearsal, 2014
Ink Jet Print on Fine Art Paper
(Copd Press Bright 305 gm 100% Cotton, Acid Free)
1/10 x 1 AP
24 x 36 Inches

Burning of the Tarasca, 2011
Ink Jet Print on Fine Art Paper
(Copd Press Bright 305 gm 100% Cotton, Acid Free)
1/10 x 1 AP
24 x 36 Inches

Jorge Rodríguez Diez (R10)
From the Rorschach Series: Paciencia, 2009
Ink Jet Print on Canvas
(Acid free, 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester)
Edition 2/3
40 x 30 Inches

Leticia Sánchez
Illuminated Room, 2023
Oil on Linen
16 x 20 Inches

Mónica Batard
From the Lorenzo series, Untitled, 2023
Graphite on Paper
16 x 20 Inches

Julio César Peña
From the Gallery Series, 2005
Engraving on Paper
36 x 25½ Inches

Julio César Peña
Pillo, Chocolate y Coco perro, 2008
Engraving on Paper
39¾ x 27½ Inches

Frank Martínez
Untitled (The artwork is undated)
Mixed Media on Paper
39¾ x 27½ Inches

Nelson Álvarez
From the Dance Expressions Series
Digital scan of Kodak Technical Pan/25
HP Latex Ink Canvas Lamination
Edition 2/3 + 2 AP
36 x 24 Inches

Lisbet Goenaga
A la sombra de un faro, 2011
Ink Jet Print on Fine Art Paper
(Copd Press Bright 305 gm 100% Cotton, Acid Free)
1/7 x 2 AP
24 x 36 Inches

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