Wednesday, March 29, 2023 6:30pm
About this Event
1300 Memorial Drive. Coral Gables, Florida 33146https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-presentation-mariano-one-hundred-masterpieces-tickets-558915159287
Join us for a conversation with author Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta and editor Beatriz Gago in honor of the release of the book, "Mariano: One Hundred Masterpieces."
Mariano Rodríguez (Havana, Cuba, 1912-1990) is regarded as one of the most important and influential painters of the "segunda vanguardia," the second generation of Cuban modernists (1938-1950). He studied at the Academia San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba, and at the Academia San Carlos in Mexico under the tutelage of the renowned painter and muralist Manuel Rodríguez Lozano. Rodríguez's work has appeared in group exhibitions in the United States at the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, as well as the Pan-American Union in Washington, D.C.
Internationally, his work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris; V and VII Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil; Museo de Arte Moderno, Madrid; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; and the Bienal de La Habana, among others. Rodríguez has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, and his work can be found in prestigious private and institutional collections such as Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, La Habana; National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria; UNESCO, Paris; and Pérez Art Museum Miami.
The program will be followed by an audience question and answer session. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Mariano: One Hundred Masterpieces" is a selection of the most iconic artworks of the Cuban master Mariano Rodríguez. Presented by Fundación Mariano Rodríguez, the book includes the comprehensive research of Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta, curator of the first retrospective exhibition on Rodríguez in the United States: "Mariano Rodríguez: Variations on a Theme" (Boston College’s McMullen Museum, 2021; Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2022-2023).
The book also includes the poetic essay "El Amarillo," specially written for this project by Nicaraguan poet Gioconda Belli, and poems and verses dedicated to Mariano by José Lezama Lima, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Fina García Marruz, Nicolás Guillén, Mario Benedetti, Wallace Stevens, and Niso Malaret. The book was edited by Beatriz Gago and includes works from the most important public and private collections of Rodríguez.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta taught Hispanic studies at Boston College for over 20 years. Her research interests and publications focus on the relationship between art and literature in 20th-century Latin America and Spain. She is currently planning a group exhibition, "The Lost Generation: Women Ceramicists and The Cuban Avant-garde," which will open in January 2024 at Boston College’s McMullen Museum. Goizueta has more recently curated and edited the catalogue for the retrospective exhibition, "Mariano Rodríguez: Variations on a Theme" in 2021, which opened at the McMullen Museum and subsequently at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2022-2023. In addition, she has curated the group exhibition "Cuenca: City of Spanish Abstraction" (2019) and "Esteban Lisa: The Abstract Cabinet" (2017), and curated and edited the catalogues for "Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic" (English and Spanish, 2017); "Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds" (2014, published in Spanish in 2016) and "Matta: Making the Invisible Visible" (2004). Her exhibitions at the McMullen Museum have traveled to the High Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at Florida International University. International works include exhibitions at the Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, A.C., Mexico, and Casa de América, Madrid, Spain. Professor Goizueta received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Georgia, with doctoral coursework at the University of Salamanca, Spain.
Beatriz Gago is an editor, a researcher, and has been a member of the Mariano Rodríguez Foundation since 2017. She is the author of the books "Más que 10 Pintores Concretos" (two editions) and "GPC: Evolución de la vanguardia en la crítica de Guy Pérez-Cisneros." She produced (together with José Veigas) the Catalog Raisonné of Mariano Rodríguez, Vol I, II. She is one of the authors of the books: "Goodbye Utopia" (CIFO Foundation, USA) and "Ernesto Briel: The Rest is Silence" (Fundación Mariano Rodríguez, Madrid). Together with José Veigas, she created the publication "El Correo del Archivo," which was sent monthly by email from 2012 to 2014. She has edited 15 books and published over 50 articles on Cuban art, and she has carried out curatorial projects for the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana and the Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Cuba, the Museum of Antioquia in Colombia, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
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