Rafael Domenech at SECCA

Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain

Featuring the work of 19 different artists this multi-generational survey showcases contemporary Cuban artists.

June 7 to November 4

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain is one of the first exhibitions in our region that examine contemporary Cuban artists, both inside the island and the diaspora. Featuring the work of 19 different artists this multi-generational survey showcases well-known and emerging painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers and multi-media installation and performance artists. There is not just one kind of Cuban art, and the multi-faceted and complex issues facing all artists are just as relevant to Cubans and Cuban-Americans. Guest curators Elvia Rosa Castro and Gretel Acosta have gathered introspective voices, political shouts, hedonisms, rudeness, foreign languages spoken with good accents and marginal cubanisms. Visitors to this bilingual exhibition will encounter a range of works of art from provocative, sociological and documentary style, to depictions of strong sensuality, to conceptualism. A younger generation of Cuban artists comment on issues like the dominance of technology and industrial design and use a subjectivity that works against the traditional Western lenses of binary thinking and power, gender, race, and immigration issues.