Adjoining Islands:

The Cuban Pavilion in ManhattaN

October 27, 2011 through February 10, 2012

 
[Image Description: An installation shot features three rectangular paintings, framed in black, hung on a white wall. The paintings on the left and right have white backgrounds, while the center painting has a blue background. Written in black text on each of the paintings is the name of an auction house, from left to right: Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips. To the right of the paintings are three abstract marble sculptures, each mounted on black, open beamed plinths.]

[Image Description: An installation shot features three rectangular paintings, framed in black, hung on a white wall. The paintings on the left and right have white backgrounds, while the center painting has a blue background. Written in black text on each of the paintings is the name of an auction house, from left to right: Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips. To the right of the paintings are three abstract marble sculptures, each mounted on black, open beamed plinths.]

 

The 8th Floor is pleased to announce Adjoining Islands: The Cuban Pavilion in Manhattan, which features Alexandre Arrechea, Yoan Capote, Duvier del Dago and Eduardo Ponjuán, who are participating in the Cuban Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Although contemporary Cuban artists have participated in this prestigious international exhibition since the mid 1980s, this summer marks Cuba’s first official participation as a nation. Celebrating these artists in New York affirms Cuba’s important place in international contemporary art and supports the connection forged by the Cuban Pavilion on the island of San Servolo with artists from around the world.

Adjoining Islands presents recent work including sculpture, painting, video, works on paper, and a site-specific installation by Duvier del Dago.

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