Saturday, July 22, 2017

Exhibition: “NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón” - show runs through Sunday, November 5, 2017 at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA

“NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón” 
June 13–November 5, 2017 at El Museo del Barrio
Exhibition: “NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón” - Opening on Tuesday, June 13, 2017; show runs through Sunday, November 5, 2017 at El Museo del Barrio — Harlem, NY USA; Event Details - Location:  El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | Phone: (212) 831-7272 | Open Wed–Sat from 11am-6pm | Email: info@elmuseo.org
Event Description: “El Museo del Barrio announces the exhibition 'NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón.' This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón (1967–1999) — the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. Ayón was known for her signature technique of collography, a printing process in which materials of various textures and absorbencies are collaged onto a cardboard matrix and then run through the press with paper. Her narratives, many of which were produced at very large scale by joining multiple printed sheets, are imbued with an air of mystery, in part due to her deliberately austere palette of shades and subtle tones of black, white, and grey. For a black Cuban woman, both her ascendency in the contemporary printmaking world and her investigation of a powerful all-male brotherhood were notable and bold. Nkame, a sweeping overview of her most fertile period of artistic creativity, covers Ayón’s graphic production from 1986 until her untimely passing. Organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba with the UCLA Fowler Museum; Curated by Cristina Vives.”Read more: El Museo del Barrio-Nkame: A Retrospective-Belkis Ayón and El Museo del Barrio-Facebook
For further information: El Museo del Barrio, El Museo del Barrio-Facebook  and El Museo del Barrio-Twitter.


Belkis Ayón: A Documentary Video Work in Progress from Fowler Museum on Vimeo.
The late Cuban artist Belkis Ayón in her Havana studio. video, color, 7 min 35 seconds /English, Havana, ca. 1998. Director: Yoland Skeete-Laessig. (produced by Hal Laessig and Yoland Skeete-Laessig)

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