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The Rise of the Butterflies

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Gallery: Galerie Barbara Thumm

Leipzig

Artist: María Magdalena Campos-Pons



María Magdalena Campos-Pons is one of the most important and renowned artists to emerge from post-revolutionary Cuba in the 1980s and one of its most powerful and poetic voices. Central themes in her work are not only race, religion and class, but also the individual and collective histories that emerge from the mythologies, traditions and symbols of the communities of the African diaspora. In her multidisciplinary oeuvre, Campos-Pons uses painting, installation, video, photography, sculpture and performance to tell of life situations and the accompanying metamor... more >>


María Magdalena Campos-Pons is one of the most important and renowned artists to emerge from post-revolutionary Cuba in the 1980s and one of its most powerful and poetic voices. Central themes in her work are not only race, religion and class, but also the individual and collective histories that emerge from the mythologies, traditions and symbols of the communities of the African diaspora. In her multidisciplinary oeuvre, Campos-Pons uses painting, installation, video, photography, sculpture and performance to tell of life situations and the accompanying metamorphoses shaped by hybrid cultural influences. In her new exhibition The Rise of the Butterflies at Barbara Thumm Gallery, Campos-Pons once again reinvents herself and her work. While memories, displacement and the struggle for identity shaped her works of the 1990s, Campos-Pons‘ works reveal themselves as always in flux, setting new references, chronicling the metamorphosis of a changing (culturally specific and sometimes perhaps also individual) cultural perspective.




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