Things That Cannot Be Seen Any Other Way: The Art of Manuel Mendive
November 16, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Manuel Mendive Hoyo (Havana, Cuba 1944-) creates paintings, sculptures, and objects that capture the rhythm of the orishas, ancestral spirits of Africa that are the source of his imagery. For today’s world, Mendive continues to appropriate, transform and adapt the visual language of Africa as a means of conveying its rich mythology to a new audience, informed less about its ritual than about its aesthetics. Curated by Barbaro Martinez Ruiz.
This exhibition is a project originally concived by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in association with the California African American Museum, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and Fundación Amistad. Organized by Fundación Amistad.
Partial funding for the exhibition and programs has been provided by Fundación Amistad; Cernuda Arte; Manny Kadre; Pan American Art Projects; the Forbes Foundation; and the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
For more information, please visit: http://thefrost.fiu.edu/ex_future.htm
Image: Balbuceo (Mumbling), 1989, Pastel on paper laid down on heavy board, 25 ¾ x 40 inches Courtesy of Ramon and Nercys Cernuda Collection