Moises de los Santos Finalé Aldecoa Cuban, 1957
The work of Moisés Finalé (who settled in Paris around 1989 and then placed an extravagant dieresis on the i of his name) has always been based on cultural references of multiple origins; many stemming not only from Cuba and Afro-Cuba, but from ancient Egypt, India’s classical period, pre-Columbian Mexico, popular Haiti and, of course, black or sub-Saharan Africa. Finalé uses these cultural references in a liberal, whimsical manner, with no intention of creating a discourse of historicist, reflexive or intellectual character
Without Masks at Museo Nacional de Bellas ArtesCurated by Orlando Hernández 28 July - 22 October 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 Johannesburg Art GalleryCurated by Orlando Hernández 23 May 2010Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) The first succesfully exhibition of 'Without Masks: Contemporary Afrocuban Art' was at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) in 2010, to coincide with the hosting of the...
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