Wifredo Lam and Agustín Cárdenas Exhibition

Bill Hodges Gallery

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Bill Hodges Gallery presents Wifredo Lam + Agustín Cárdenas, an exhibition celebrating two exceptional Afro-Cuban artists. This exhibition focuses on the latter artistic periods of both Lam and Cárdenas in order to illuminate the ethos of each artist at a time when they were making works marked by a profound sense of self-exploration.

As Cubans of African descent and as artists, Lam (Sagua la Grande, Cuba; 1902 - Paris, France; 1982) and Cárdenas (Matanzas, Cuba; 1927 – Havana, Cuba; 2001) uplifted and transformed the histories of Africa, Cuba, and beyond towards a universal future that did not seek to extricate itself from the present or past. Comparable to the rhizome of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (further developed by Édouard Glissant) – both artists employed the ancestral, terrestrial, and the divine to establish and elevate infinite truths in a one-sided world.



from September 09, 2021 to November 05, 2021

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