SOY CUBA / I AM CUBA: The Contemporary Landscapes of Roger Toledo

April 6 – June 2, 2019

This exhibition presents the work of Cuban artist Roger Toledo whose evocative landscape paintings engage contemporary issues of mobility and stasis, and the rapidly evanescing markers of Cuban history, during a time of rapid change and increasing socio-economic instability in the island nation. The exhibition has been researched and developed by Penn art history students who traveled to Havana to meet with the artist as part of a curatorial seminar taught in the History of Art Department by Professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw. Heather Moqtaderi, Assistant Director and Associate Curator of the Arthur Ross Gallery, co-curated Soy Cuba / I am Cuba with Professor Shaw and the curatorial seminar students.

View additional images and read curatorial essays on the web-catalogue created through the Soy Cuba curatorial seminar: https://www.soycubapaintings.com/

Additional support for the exhibition is provided by the Curatorial Seminar Fund in the History of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies and Department of Africana Studies, the J & AR Foundation, Bill and Kathie Hohns, the Patron’s Circle of the Arthur Ross Gallery, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Connelly Foundation, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

 

  • Roger Toledo

RELATED PROGRAMS

Sunday, April 7, 2019
1:00 PM
Artist Talk
Roger Toledo presents a slide lecture on his work

Friday, April 12, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Color Mixing Program
Exhibition tour followed by workshop in the Fisher Fine Arts Library’s Materials Library

Friday, April 26, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Art Reset
Conversation on Soy Cuba / I am Cuba with graduate students Francesca Bolfo and Brett Robert

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:00 PM
12@12
Join us for an inspiring gallery talk in 12 minutes flat!
Meet the artist currently featured in our gallery, Roger Toledo

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00 PM
12@12
Featuring curatorial seminar students Kaylee Slusser and Marie McFalls