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.
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.
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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.