Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Staller Center for the Arts 2nd Floor Art Seminar Room
Jorge A. Fernandez Torres is a curator, art critic, professor at the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana, Director of the National Fine Arts Museum of Cuba, and the Havana Biennial. He is a former director of the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, member of the Commission for Cuban Cultural Development of UNESCO, and the Advisory Council for the Arts on the National Library of Cuba. He curated and authored exhibition publications including: “Art Practices and Social Imageries” for the 2012 Havana Biennial, “Polaridad Complementaria: Recent Works from Cuba” (Havana), and “El Lugar Construido” (Spain). Jorge A. Fernandez Torres will be speaking about contemporary art in Cuba today, and present artists and projects he experienced while staging the Havana Biennial.