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Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130


May 24th, 2012 - September 9th, 2012
 
Mama quiere menga, menga de su nkombo (Mama Wants Blood, Blood of His Bull) , José BediaJosé Bedia,
Mama quiere menga, menga de su nkombo (Mama Wants Blood, Blood of His Bull) ,
1988, acrylic on canvas, 55 x 78-3/4 inches
© Courtesy of the artist and Miami Art Museum / collection of Diane and Robert Moss, Miami, Florida
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A major career retrospective of the work of José Bedia at Miami Art Museum (MAM) explores the influence of indigenous cultures and religions from Cuba, North and South America, and Africa on the artist’s work over the last three decades. Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia, featuring 35 artworks including large-scale figurative paintings, installations and drawings, highlights the layering of spiritual, social and historical constructs in Bedia’s body of work—all of which are retold through a highly personal lens. On view from Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, September 9, 2012, the exhibition is the first to comprehensively examine the rich iconography of Bedia’s artistic output.


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