The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mark Guglielmo "Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective"


Mark Guglielmo "Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective"
A.P.E. Gallery 126 Main St, Northampton, MA
Opening reception: Friday, June 9th (Arts Night Out) 5-9PM
On Display: June 1-25th

Narratives & Perspectives from the Cuban Diaspora, A Bilingual Conversation: Sat. June 17th 2pm
Artist & Curator Talk: Thursday June 22nd 6pm

Cuba in Transition: Narrative & Perspective is a new exhibition of large-scale photo-collages and interviews by Northampton-based artist Mark Guglielmo running from June 1—25, 2017 at A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St, Northampton, MA with an opening reception on Friday, June 9 from 5-9PM (Arts Night Out). Each collage measures 5 to 15 feet long and is handmade by taping together hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual 4x6” photographs. Neither a computer nor Photoshop are used. Culled from dozens of audio interviews Guglielmo recorded and conducted in Spanish, diverse Cuban voices and perspectives are presented on portable mp3 players. Curated by Waleska Santiago-Centeno, it is the New York-born artist’s second exhibition with the gallery. It will travel to Cienfuegos and Trinidad, Cuba in January 2018.

Guglielmo visited Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa in July 2015 and Havana and ViƱales in February 2016 before President Obama’s landmark trip to Cuba in March 2016, the first by a sitting US President in 88 years. In February 2017, Guglielmo returned to the island, this time to Cienfuegos and Trinidad de Cuba, just two months after the death of Fidel Castro. An homage to Cuba at this historic moment, this project chronicles a most dynamic people and rich culture full of heart and soul, melded in the crucible of isolation: geographically, economically and politically.

For more information please contact Mark Guglielmo, info@markguglielmo.com
A.P.E Gallery - 
(413) 586-5553

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