Exile, Identity and the Neo-Baroque
by Lynette M.F. Bosch
Ashgate Publishing- Lund Humphries
Cuban-American Art in Miami analyses the impact of Cuban exiles on Miami’s cultural explosion, from 1959 to the present day. It is the first book to create an historical record of the circumstances, artists, venues and people who made Miami the important artistic centre that it is today, and a key place for artistic exchange between the US, Latin America, the Caribbean and Western Europe.
The book considers how the Cuban-American artists’ experience of exile and search for identity have created a particular strand within contemporary art, which draws on the Latin American Neo-Baroque movement as well as international Modernism and Postmodernism. The artists featured prominently in this book are the leading Cuban-American artists active in the US today: Arturo Rodríguez, Emilio Falero, María Brito, Demi, Baruj Salinas, Mario Bencomo, Rafael Soriano, Alberto Rey and Enrique Gay García.
Based on primary-source information, such as oral interviews, exhibition catalogues and reviews, and featuring 90 colour illustrations of some of the key works, Cuban-American Art in Miami is essential reading for collectors, dealers, curators, and all those with an interest in Latin-American culture.