In an upcoming group show, All That You Have Is Your Soul, curators Armando Marino and Meyken Barreto bring together the work of 17 artists whom are tied together by their responses to building identity within a foreign land.
The exhibition uses the link of heritage between the artists to present works that celebrate difference in identity. Each artist in the show has some relationship to Cuba, some island-born emigres, some with careers developed in Cuba and others with more distant descendance.
This starting point, a key point of identity for some, but not for others, offers a tangible bond in their linked roots, but the overriding premise is that as a group they mean to redefine themselves within their unique circumstance.
Organised by FACTION – a new flexible collective, from the team behind Gallery 8 and Coates & Scarry in London – the show will be a debut in the US. Throughout, FACTION will seek to engage with local communities of the Harlem neighbourhood via a series of School Workshops, Curators’ Talks, a Neighbourhood Welcoming Day, Artist Workshops, Panel Discussions and a Cuban Cultural Evening.
All That You Have Is Your Soul runs from 2 February – 10 March 2018. Find out more at factionartprojects.com.
Jairo Alfonso, 386, 2013
Juana Valdes, China Rags, 2017
Anthony Goicolea, Anonymous Patient XXXVI, 2018
Elsa Mora, Interference, 2017
Geandy Pavon, Wrinkled Wing, 2016
Juan Miguel Pozo Cruz, Survey and Demarcation, 2017
Ariel Montejo Cabrera, La Siesta, 2017