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

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

Exit Art

Performance: Glexis Novoa with Asael Rosales, May 13th

May 17, 2007

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

May 12 – July 28, 2007

Curators: Elvis Fuentes, Glexis Novoa and Yuneikys Villalonga

475 10th Ave (corner of 36th Street)

KILLING TIME focuses on the work of over 80 contemporary Cuban artists that have contributed to the Cuban art renaissance since the 1980s, and whose work approaches the subject of time, process and transition in Cuba through different media, including performance, installation, photography, video, drawing, painting, sculpture and ephemera.

This exhibition provides a timely context for Cuban artists whose work has had little or no exposure in the United States. A special section of the exhibition features the origins of performance art in Cuba through original works and documentation materials, never presented in the United States. Many of the artists in KILLING TIME have metaphorically recorded some of the tensions in the cultural, social and political landscape of the past two decades, and have often been dismissed by the official discourse on the Island or stereotyped by narrow conceptions of identity.
ABTV, Francis Acea, Pavel Acosta, Jairo Alfonso, Alonso Mateo, Alexandre Arrechea, Arte Calle, Juan Pablo Ballester, James Bonachea, Saidel Brito, Tania Bruguera, La Campana Group, María Magdalena Campos Pons, Yoan Capote, Consuelo Castañeda, Nilo Castillo, Sandra Ceballos & Espacio Aglutinador, Raúl Cordero, Jorge Crespo, Arturo Cuenca, Ángel Delgado, Felipe Dulzaides, Dupp Gallery, Ofill Echevarría, El Soca & Fabian, Enema Collective, Henry Eric, Antonio Eligio Fernández “Tonel”, Coco Fusco, Carlos Garaicoa, Fernando García, Fidel García, Alejandro González, Juan-Si González, Abdel Hernández, Hexágono Team, Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, Hamlet Labastida, Tony Labat, Francisco Lastra Adorno, Glenda León, Alejandro López, Rafael López Ramos, Janler Méndez, Manuel Mendive, Beverly Mojena, Maritza Molina, Glexis Novoa, Antonio Núñez, Ernesto Oroza, Cristina Padura, Gustavo Pérez Monzón, Alain Pino, Humberto Planas, Segundo Planes, Provisional Group, Aldo Menéndez, Aldo Damián Menéndez, Hubert Moreno, Ramón Moya, Carlos Pérez Vidal, Ernesto Pujol, Rigoberto Quintana, Rubert Quintana, Ángel Ricardo Ríos, Ritual Art-De Group, Fernando Rodríguez & Francisco de la Cal, René Francisco Rodríguez, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Joel Rojas, Yali Romagoza, Adalberto Roque, Lázaro Saavedra, George Sánchez-Calderón, Leandro Soto, Ezequiel Suárez, Todos Estrellas, José Toirac & Tanya Angulo, José Ángel Toirac, César Trasobares, Hárold Vazquez, Liudmila Velasco & Nelson Ramírez de Arellano, José Ángel Vincench, Ramón Williams, Ramón Williams Jr.
This exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Cuban Artists Fund, Peter Norton Family Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
TROPICAL AREA: Trickster Theater
Saturdays June 16 & 23, 8-10 PM
Performances by Rob Andrews, Eduardo Cintron, Saeri Kiritani, Jolie Pichardo, Pasha Radetzki, Rafael Sanchez, Aki Sasamoto, and Mark Stafford.
Directed and conceived by Papo Colo.
KILLING TIME is the first exhibition in a new international initiative at Exit Art of projects presenting international artists and ideas that are under recognized in New York City. The second exhibition in this series, Sultanas Dream, organized by the South Asian Womens Creative Collective (SAWCC) will open at Exit Art in August 4, 2007. Marking the 10th anniversary of SAWCC, Sultanas Dream aims to present the unique voices of women of Bangladeshi, Burmese, Indian, Maldavian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Nepali, Afghani, and Iranian descent at a time when feminist art is being re-evaluated.

Exit Art is an interdisciplinary laboratory for contemporary culture that explores the rich diversity of voices that continually shape art and ideas. Since its founding in 1982 by Directors Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art has presented over 2,500 artists and has grown from a pioneering alternative art space, bringing attention to the work of under-recognized artists, into a model cultural center for the 21st century. With a substantial reputation for curatorial innovation and depth of programming in diverse media, Exit Arts exhibitions, performances and programs respond to culturally resonant themes, empowering artists to redefine their artistic sensibility. Exit Art is internationally recognized for its unmatched spirit of inventiveness, commitment to supporting artists, and consistent ability to anticipate the newest trends in the culture. A place where different disciplines and audiences converge and cross-pollinate, it is a key site for excavating the unwritten histories of contemporary art and culture.

Exit Art is located at 475 Tenth Avenue at 36th Street. Exit Art is open each Tuesday through Thursday, 10 am 6 pm; Friday, 10 am 8 pm; Saturday, noon 8 pm Closed Sunday and Monday. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, the public may call 212-966-7745 or visit .

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