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KILLING TIME, curated by Elvis Fuentes, Yuneikys Villalonga, and Glexis Novoa, focuses on the work of over seventy contemporary Cuban artists that have approached the subject of time. “The Revolution has been a symbolic intervention on Cuban Time. In return, time has shaped discourses of and on the Cuban Revolution,” said curators. Time patterns: Rewriting History, Productive Journey vs. Free Time: From Diversion to Subversion, and Aging and Decaying: An Archaeology of Utopia, are some of many subjects explored in different media, including performances, installations, photographs, videos, drawings, paintings, sculpture, murals, prints and ephemera. This exhibition spans from late 1970s to the present, and provides a timely context for Cuban artists whose work has had little or no exposure in the United States. Many of these artists have metaphorically recorded some of the tensions in the cultural, social and political landscape of the past three decades, and have often been dismissed by the official discourse on the Island or stereotyped by narrow conceptions of identity. A special section of the exhibition features the origins of Performance and Conceptual art in Cuba, through original works and documentation materials never before shown in the United States. In addition to the exhibition, this show will include extensive public programming and a catalogue.

ARTISTS Francis Acea, Pavel Acosta, Jairo Alfonso, All Stars Team, José Luis Alonso Mateo, Alexandre Arrechea, Arte Calle, Magdiel Aspillaga, Juan Pablo Ballester, James Bonachea, Ricardo Brey, Saidel Brito, Tania Bruguera, La Campana Group, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Iván Capote, Yoan Capote, Consuelo Castañeda, Nilo Castillo, Sandra Ceballos & Espacio Aglutinador, Raúl Cordero, Arturo Cuenca, Ángel Delgado, Felipe Dulzaides, El Soca & Fabian, Enema Collective, Henry Eric, Antonio Eligio Fernández “Tonel”, José A. Figueroa, Coco Fusco, Carlos Garaicoa, Fernando García, Pavel Giroud, Alejandro González, María Elena González, Juan-si González, Abdel Hernández, Hexágono Group, Tony Labat, Francisco Lastra, Glenda León, Alejandro López, Rafael López Ramos, Janler Méndez, Manuel Mendive, Beverly Mojena, Maritza Molina, Glexis Novoa, Antonio Núñez, Ernesto Oroza, Cristina Padura, Alain Pino, Humberto Planas, Segundo Planes, Provisional Group, Aldo Damián Menéndez, Ernesto Pujol, Rigoberto Quintana, Ritual Art-De Group, Rubert Quintana, Fernando Rodríguez & Francisco de la Cal, René Francisco Rodríguez, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Joel Rojas, Yali Romagoza, Lázaro Saavedra, Leandro Soto, Ezequiel Suárez, T&T, José Ángel Toirac, César Trasobares, Hárold Vazquez, Aaron Vega Granados, Liudmila Velasco & Nelson Ramírez de Arellano, José Ángel Vincench, Ramón Williams.

CURATORS Elvis Fuentes is Associate Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York. Before joining El Museo, Fuentes served as curator at the Institute of Culture of Puerto Rico and prepared a retrospective exhibition of the early works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres for the San Juan Polygraphic Triennial, 2004. Other projects, which he curated, are Print as Metaphor (Grand Prix, International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana 2005), and Rewind… Rewind... Three decades of video art in Puerto Rico (AICA Prize 2005). Member of IKT, Fuentes graduated from University of Havana (Art History, 1999), and completed studies in museums of Europe and the U.S. (Aachen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Columbus-Ohio, Madrid, New York, Paris, Cologne). He was curator at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (1999-2002), where he organized more than 20 exhibitions, including two video art festivals (2000, 2001).

Yuneikys Villalonga is an independent curator and art critic based in Havana. Graduated from the University of Havana (Art History, 2000), she completed studies in museums of Europe (Aachen, Basel, Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki, Cologne). Villalonga has been Associate Professor at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana (2000-2004), and served as curator at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (2000-2003). She won the National Prize of Curatorship of the National Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba (UNEAC) in 2004 for Së Bashku – Juntos – Tillsammans, a traveling exhibition presented in the Tirana Biennial, Albania, the Uppsala Museum, in Sweden and soon to be realized in Havana. She has also organized Cuban and international art exhibitions in England, Scotland, Slovenia and the United States.

Glexis Novoa is a Cuban-born artist living and working in Miami and Havana. His site specific’s graphite wall drawings have been exhibited internationally as numerous acclaimed institutions and galleries. He produced La Consagración de la Jodedera, a catalog that documents the works of Cuban performance Artists of the 1980s. In 2006 he was the recipient of The Cintas Fellowship Award. FUNDERS

This exhibition is made possible by generous contributions from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Peter Norton Family Foundation

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KILLING TIME
An exhibition of Cuban artists from the 1980s to the present

artists:
Francis Acea, Pavel Acosta, Jairo Alfonso, All Stars Team, Jose Luis Alonso Mateo, Alexandre Arrechea, Arte Calle, Magdiel Aspillaga, Juan Pablo Ballester, James Bonachea, Ricardo Brey, Saidel Brito, Tania Bruguera, La Campana Group, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Ivan Capote, Yoan Capote, Consuelo Castaneda, Nilo Castillo, Sandra Ceballos & Espacio Aglutinador, Raul Cordero, Arturo Cuenca, Angel Delgado, Felipe Dulzaides, El Soca & Fabian, Enema Collective, Henry Eric, Antonio Eligio Fernandez, Jose A. Figueroa, Coco Fusco, Carlos Garaicoa, Fernando Garcia, Pavel Giroud, Alejandro Gonzalez, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Juan-Si Gonzalez, Abdel Hernandez, Hexagono Group , Tony Labat, Francisco Lastra, Glenda Leon, Alejandro Lopez, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Janler Mendez, Manuel Mendive, Beverly Mojena, Maritza Molina, Glexis Novoa, Antonio Nunez, Ernesto Oroza, Cristina Padura, Alain Pino, Humberto Planas, Segundo Planes, Provisional Group, Aldo Damian Menendez, Ernesto Pujol, Rigoberto Quintana, Ritual Art-De Group , Rubert Quintana, Fernando Rodriguez & Francisco de la Cal, Rene Francisco Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez Cardenas, Joel Rojas, Yali Romagoza, Lazaro Saavedra, Leandro Soto, Ezequiel Suarez, T&T , Jose Angel Toirac, Cesar Trasobares, Harold Vazquez, Aaron Vega Granados, Liudmila Velasco & Nelson Ramirez de Arellano, Jose Angel Vincench, Ramon Williams.

curators:
Elvis Fuentes, Yuneikys Villalonga, Glexis Novoa