Cachita: The Infinite Lightness of Being

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Letra mala en la consulta, 2013 Oil On Canvas 36 X 122 Inches © Jose Bedia
Protégenos del mercado de arte (Protect us from the art market), 2012 Paper On Paper 29 X 36 Inches © Ruben Torres-Llorca
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Behind the roses, 2012 Oil On Canvas 52 X 50 Inches © Carlos Caballero
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Cachita y la pose # 2 para la breve historia del arte Cubano (Cachita and pose # 2 for the brief history of Cuban art), 2013 Oil On Canvas 78 X 56 Inches © Ciro Quintana
Scene no. 1, 2012 Oil On Canvas 24 X 20 Inches © Ariel Cabrera
Caridad Matriz, 2012 Handmade Draught On Industrial Pvc And Enamel Variable © Ahmed Gomez
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Cachita: The Infinite Lightness of Being
Curated by: janet Batet

February 26th, 2013 - March 26th, 2013
Opening: February 26th, 2013 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
mixed-media, video-art, conceptual


Emblematic Cuban artists such as José Bedia, Consuelo Castañeda, Tomás Esson, Glexis Novoa, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Ciro Quintana, Leandro Soto, Tomás Sánchez y Rubén Torres-Llorca, among others, get together in this collective show that renders tribute to the Cuban Saint Patroness and celebrates the outstanding production of Cuban contemporary artists working outside the island.

Without doubt, La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre is one of the archetypes that better embodies the Cuban identity. The popularity of its cult and long-lasting tradition dating back from the beginning of the 17th century is closely associated with faith and fate. Some Cubans refer to La Virgen de la Caridad affectionately as “Caridad” o "Cachita", indicating the intimate relationship with this familiar deity present in their daily lives, which linked to the most crucial events in Cuban history, stands as major icon of conciliation surpassing ideological, social and racial differences.

Since its first appearance in the Bay of Nipe, the venerated Madonna has been associated with protection in fateful periods. It is no coincidence that the successive waves of Cuban immigrants have embraced the virgin as ultimate protection in the extremis transition and, later, as the suitable repository of the surviving Cuban identity beyond the sea.

As a curator –explains Janet Batet– the Virgin of Charity quickly emerged to me as a symbol of unity of the sustained endeavor of different generations of Cuban artists that have played a key role in the Cuban contemporary art and today continue their careers outside the island.”

Cachita: The infinite lightness of being renders tribute to the Cuban Saint Patroness and celebrates the outstanding production of Cuban contemporary artists working outside the island.

Our gratitude to alexandrasart954,  promoter and organizer of this event.

The exhibition includes works by José Bedia, César Beltrán, Carlos Caballero, Ariel Cabrera, Margarita Cano, Consuelo Castañeda, Tomás Esson, Ahmed Gómez, Ismael Gómez Peralta, Glexis Novoa, Carlos Rodriguez Cárdenas, Eduardo Michaelsen, Ángel R. Vapor, Ciro Quintana, Rodolfo Peraza, Leandro Soto, Tomás Sánchez and Rubén Torres-Llorca. 

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