Project Room: Alma Pater
November 12 – December 12, 2015
The project room will show Alma Pater, a series of paintings made by Jose Toirac. In this series the artist reinterprets the Renaissance’s iconographic cliché of Madonna and Child, by presenting masculine public figures, well known characters from Cuban history, interacting with children: in a moment in which they are not performing their usual role, but rather their own human vulnerability is “exposed”. The peculiarity of Toirac’s image is the filial relationship between the adult male and the child; thus suggesting a feeling that nobody is a saint or completely evil all of the time.