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.
The artists who will be featured in Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain are: José Bedia, Ariel Cabrera, Celia & Yunior, Rafael Domenech featuring Ernesto Oroza, Alejandro Figueredo, Diana Fonseca, Aimée García, Rocío García, Luis Gárciga, Juan-si González, Manuel Mendive, Carlos Montes de Oca, Geandy Pavón, René Peña, Carlos Quintana, Sandra Ramos, Grethell Rasúa, and Yali Romagoza.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, please visit secca.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.