Waiting for the Idols to Fall

 Pedro Álvarez,   
  
 
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   One , from the series  The Romantic Dollarscape , 2003. Oil on linen, 55 1/2 x 75 1/2 in.

Pedro Álvarez, One, from the series The Romantic Dollarscape, 2003. Oil on linen, 55 1/2 x 75 1/2 in.

Cuban visual artists of the last few decades have fixed on a group of icons to represent their social, cultural, and human collective. Waiting for the Idols to Fall considers how Cuban artists represent “lo cubano” without resorting to some variation on the same old icons. It’s too early to know in this transitional period if there will be a need to represent, reaffirm, or cling to something in order to continue being Cuban.

 

From January 11, 2013 through March 22, 2013 at The 8th Floor, New York. 

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