Last year, on November 2019, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana presented the exhibition “Arte para la mente distraída / Art for the distracted mind.” The exhibition is completely dedicated to Raul Cordero’s works and was curated by Niura Fanego. In addition to this exhibition, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes took part in the series of talks around art in the island, that’s why Raúl Cordero was a guest at the panel in Galleria Continua with other personalities in the Cuban art environment such as the critics Luis Enrique Padrón and Ernesto Domínguez
Video, installation, graphic and fashion design, architecture, art history and music all play a part in Raúl Cordero’s ambitious painting. The Cuban-born artist, who was a preconscious pioneer of video art in Cuba during the 1990s, has marked his return to painting by exploring a highly deconstructive approach to this medium, one where this esteemed tradition is addressed by appropriation of the genre’s historical codes, masters, and styles, and mixed with quotes and associations from contemporary art and popular culture.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana 29/11/2019 – 02/03/2020
Raúl Cordero © Courtesy of the artist and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes en la Habana.