Project Room: Manuel Mendive
June 16 – July 28, 2012
In the project room we showed the work of Cuban artist Manuel Mendive. Mendive received artistic training at the prestigious San Alejandro Academy in Havana, nevertheless chose to appropriate the formal ‘language’ of intuitive artists to make his work. Especially in the early years of his career Mendive represented Afro Cuban Gods and their legends in his fresh style. By choosing this formal language he is legitimizing the work of his fellow artists.