Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, And Body

Published on July 23, 2018, 11:23 am
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The exhibit will be on view July 25 – November 4, 2018 with opening reception to be held on July 25, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, And Body

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Executive Director Deborah Cullen cordially invite you to attend the opening of Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body, curated by Christine Licata.

There will be a Bronx Museum Members tour led by Christine Licata starting 5:00 p.m. To RSVP for the tour, please e-mail or call 718-681-6000 ext. 174.

To RSVP for the opening ceremeony through Eventbrite, please click here.

About Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body 

Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a sophisticated and pointed examination of the influence of African oral-based traditions on Cuba through the experimental lens of contemporary art. His multidisciplinary work, in particular performances, has become a vehicle for exploring the intersections between art, religion, philosophy, politics, ethics, and anthropology. At the Bronx Museum, Mendive will present a new body of works focused on his continued visual interpretation of narratives of Yorùbá-Lucumí culture and wisdom literature, extending to the universal ideas and relationships between humans and nature.

Conceived as a cohesive group of paintings and sculptures, the overall installation suggests a passage to the heart of all living things. Steeped in ancient African wisdom and modern philosophical constructs, Mendive’s artworks invite the viewer to be immersed in a universal search for identity and interconnectedness.

Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body is generously supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund: Culpeper Arts & Culture Program and Director’s Circle, the Museum’s premier support group.


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