Conversations with the Artists of Espacio 8
100 Years of Cuban Art Initiative
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs
Espacio 08: New Collaborative Works
Exhibition: September 29th to October 7th, 2016 | FIU MMC | Green School Gallery (SIPA 1st Floor )
Conversation with the Artists on Friday, September 30th
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, 2:30 PM
Florida International University welcomes the artists of Espacio 08. The group was formed in Havana at the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) by four professors as a collaboration between the academic and the artistic. A vision of interaction and participation, the project and its exhibitions revealed art at the forefront of the most global trends. Today, two of the artists remain at ISA and two live in Miami.
At FIU, the four artists will be reunited to share their experiences with the students and faculty, and introduce the teaching strategies that have made ISA one of the most important schools of art and creativity. During a week-long workshop with students and faculty, the artists will do critiques and portfolio reviews. In addition, the artists will present an exhibition of new works produced in collaboration with FIU students.
Ruslán Torres Leyva – Artist, ISA director & professor of painting. Lives and works in Havana.
Abel Barreto Olivera – Artist, ISA professor of sculpture. Lives and works in Havana.
Jorge Wellesley – Artist and former ISA professor of painting. Lives and works in Miami.
Douglas Argüelles Cruz – Artist and former ISA professor of painting. Lives and works in Miami.
Events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.
Sponsored by 100 Years of Cuban Art Initiative
Co-sponsored by Department of Art and Art History, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, Cuban Research Institute, and Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center