Cuban Virtualities: New Media Art from the Island
September 5 – December 8, 2013
Koppelman Gallery and Remis Sculpture Court
A scarcity of resources coupled with the intellectual pursuits of
a highly educated population has dramatically shaped Cuban new media
art made over the past 10 years. The effects of such limited
access to digital technologies and the Internet on the island – compounded by a situation of
extreme geographic, political, and economic isolation – has
necessitated an array of creative solutions from a generation of
artists born largely during the 1970s and 1980s.
Works by Mauricio Abad, Alexander Arrechea, Celia y Yunior,
Núria Güell, Jairo Gutierrez, Ernesto Leal,
Glenda Léon, Levi Orta, Rodolfo Peraza,
Naivy Pérez, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, and José Rolando
Rivera examine the unique applications of digital technologies in
Cuban art through video installations, net art, performance
documentation, and interactive media.
Cuban Virtualities is co-curated by Liz Munsell and
Rewell Altunaga and is the first exhibition
of Cuban new media art held outside of Cuba.
Join us for a curatorial introduction to the exhibition on
Tuesday, September 10 at 7pm with Liz Munsell.
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