PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) welcomed visitors for the second chapter of “On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. PÃ©rez Collection,” an exhibition showcasing a selection of works by Contemporary Cuban artists donated to the museum by philanthropist and renown collector Jorge M. PÃ©rez. This exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. A triptych by seminal 20th century Cuban abstract artist, Waldo Balart, hung alongside works by contemporary artists who share similar formal, linguistic and modernist tendencies, including Kenia ArguiÃ±ao, SandÃº DariÃ©, and AimÃ©e Garcia. Havana-based artist Reynier Leyva Novo revisited scenes from Cuban history to offer new critical perspectives.
The evening of festivities kicked off with a private walkthrough for sponsors, collectors and special guests, led by chief curator, Tobias Ostrander, and Jorge M. Perez. Glenda LÃ©on and other artists from the exhibition provided additional commentary about the works on view. This VIP tour was followed by a public art talk between featured artists Glenda LeÃ³n and Flavio GarciandÃa where they provided additional commentary about their works on view and its relation to history and abstraction.