THE CUBAN POSTER: A RETROSPECTIVE
July 10 - August 14, 2004
Track 16 Gallery is pleased to announce THE CUBAN
POSTER: A RETROSPECTIVE, an exhibition that promises to be one of the most
comprehensive collections of Cuban poster art shown in the United States.
Three outstanding graphics archives--the Center for Cuban Studies (New
York), the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (Los Angeles), and
Global Graphics (Los Angeles)--have culled their collections for this
unprecedented exhibition. Included will be works by Pedro Arate, Munoz
Bachs, Rene Mederos, Niko, Alfredo Rostgaard, as well as work by a group of
less well-known visual artists including Eduardo Marin, Marzel, and Pepe
Menendez. The opening reception will take place on July 10 from 6 to 8 P.M.,
with live music by Francisco Aguabella and his Afro-Cuban band. Regular
gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 6 P.M.
This retrospective, includes posters spanning six decades, traces the
of a culturally rich nation where graphics are used to promote and celebrate
its history and ideals. A variety of rare and new posters will be available
for purchase at the gallery as part of this special event.
In-gallery seminars and screenings of new Cuban cinema are slated for
selected dates (Track 16 Nights) during the exhibition. Planned events
include two panel discussions organized by Al Nodal: WORKING CUBA, a
discussion with five people currently working with Cuba on diverse projects;
and READING CUBA, a panel of authors examining issues, attitudes, and laws
in Cuba and the U.S. today. Additional events include HEARING CUBA, a
special preview screening of a film about the Cuban musical group, Los
Zafiros, followed by a question-and-answer session with the director; and
SEEING CUBA, an evening of new and vintage Cuban cinema. Events take place
on Friday nights during the run of the exhibition. Please refer to
archive.track16.com for specific dates and times.
This summer, bypass U.S. travel restrictions and come sample the
indomitable Cuban muse stateside. For additional information and material,
contact Beverly Walton at Global Graphics at (310) 815-8665.