Academic journal article Cuban Studies

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Academic journal article Cuban Studies

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Leandro Soto, Y la nave va (And the Ship Goes), 2002, oil on canvas, 56" × 42."

An internationally known, multidisciplinary artist and art educator, Leandro Soto (b. 1956) was one of the creators of the so-called New Cuban Art of the 1980s. A leading figure in the influential Volumen Uno exhibit (1981), he was also one of the first artists of his generation to invoke Afro-Cuban cultural and religious elements in his work. Soto has lived and worked in Cuba, Mexico, the United States, India, and Barbados, among other places, and his work borrows from each of these cultures, mixing European and non-European visual and ritual elements. His works are in art collections all over the world, including the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, the Museum of Art (MoA) Fort Lauderdale, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA), the New Delhi Global Arts Village Collection, and many others. As curator, Soto has coordinated the exhibition project C. …

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