Rubén Rodríguez Martínez
It is true that many Cuban artists have openly expressed in their works elements that were part of important religious secrets; likewise, ethnography has recorded and described a great number of these details. But what decision should be taken when an artist such as Rubén Rodríguez has integrated Santeria and Ifa elements in a large part of his work, in such a voluntarily discreet way that those links are hardly verifiable? Rubén Rodríguez does not speak much about his works. And much less of the relationships of his works to religious events, objects and symbols.
Without Masks at Museo Nacional de Bellas ArtesCurated by Orlando Hernández 28 Jul - 22 Oct 2017Following successful exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2010 and the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, in 2014, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Watch Hill Foundation...
Without Masks at Museum of AnthropologyCurated by: Nuno Porto and Orlando Hernández 2 May - 2 Nov 2014University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada MOA opens a window into the lives and struggles of Cubans of African descent in its new exhibition Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art. This...
Opening of the exhibition "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art" at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, CubaIn Context February 5, 2021Opening of the exhibition 'Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art' at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. Directed by: Eliot Fritel Interviews with: Chris von Christierson and Orlando Hernández