3pm Gallery Talk with José Toirac and Meira Marrero
Cuban artists José Toirac and Meira Marrero in conversation with curator Noel SmithCuban artists José Toirac and Meira Marrero will speak about threir work in a conversation with curator Noel Smith. Toirac and Marrero work in an intensely collaborative manner, combining historical and archival research to reexamine and reposition images and events that have resonance for Cuban culture. In Cuba 1869-2006 the artists present portraits of the presidents of Cuba in chronological order, ending with Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, and an empty nail, raising the question of who will govern Cuba next. Plans to exhibit the installation at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, in 2007 were halted by government intervention; the piece was censored.