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NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)

Belkis Ayón

Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, Illinois, USA February 29, 2020 – May 24, 2020

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). Image courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). Image courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). Installation view. Photo by James Prinz Photography

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a new exhibition in the Chicago Cultural Center, NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999).

This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón, the late Cuban visual artist and printmaker who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society of Abukuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. The exhibition’s 47 prints encompass a wide range of the artist’s graphic production including her signature collography technique, a printing process combining materials of various textures and absorbencies. The exhibition is curated by Cristina Vives and organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, with the Chicago Cultural Center. Exhibition tour management is by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

chicagoculturalcenter.org

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). Image courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). Image courtesy of Chicago Cultural Center

NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). Installation view. Photo by James Prinz Photography

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a new exhibition in the Chicago Cultural Center, NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999).

This landmark retrospective is the first in the U.S. dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón, the late Cuban visual artist and printmaker who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society of Abukuá to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. The exhibition’s 47 prints encompass a wide range of the artist’s graphic production including her signature collography technique, a printing process combining materials of various textures and absorbencies. The exhibition is curated by Cristina Vives and organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, with the Chicago Cultural Center. Exhibition tour management is by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

chicagoculturalcenter.org

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