Photo: Raúl Martínez, Sin título (Untitled), 1969-70, oil on canvas, Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Miami. © Archivo Raúl Martínez
This month, as autumn draws to a close, the Walker Art Center offers a break from winter’s growing chill on Thursday nights. Think critically and stay warm with Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, opening November 11. Engage with the exhibitions —both new and continuing— though programming in the galleries and in Walker Cinema.
Get inspired. Get in free. Gallery admission is free from 5 to 9 pm every Thursday night.
Upcoming Target Free Thursday Night Events:
Lucy Walker, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, 2011 (Photo: courtesy Lucy Walker Film)
Lucy Walker: World Views: An Evening of Short Films
November 2, 7:30 pm
Free (Tickets available at the Main Lobby desk from 6:30 pm)
A selection of Lucy Walker’s short documentary films about survival and resilience includes The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, David Hockney in the Now, the live-action virtual reality film A History of Cuban Dance, and more. 2011-2016, DCP, 88 minutes.
Part of Lucy Walker: Life Like Reality
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tania Libre, 2017 (Photo: courtesy Hotwire Productions)
Lynn Hershman Leeson: Tania Libre
November 16, 7:00 pm
Free (Tickets available at the Main Lobby desk from 6:00 pm)
In 2014, Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera announced a public performance in which the people of Havana would be given a platform for one minute of free speech. She was arrested before the event even began. In this area premiere documentary, Bruguera talks about the impact of censorship and how it has shaped her work. Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. 2017, DCP, 64 minutes.
Presented in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950, opening November 11.
Helena Serrano, Día del Guerrillero Heroico (Day of the Heroic Fighter) (1968). Photo courtesy the Center for Cuban Studies, New York
Cuban Posters from 1960s to Present Day
November 30, 6:30 pm
Join Sandra Levinson, executive director of the Center for Cuban Studies (CCS), New York, for a lively discussion about Cuban posters. CCS houses thousands of original examples, all of which Levinson carried across the border herself. See many of the works in person and learn from this sage of contemporary Cuban art.
A related exhibition of contemporary Cuban art and photography from CCS is on view at Squirrel Haus Arts, St. Paul (November 17, 2017 – January 15, 2018).