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Outsider Artists from Havana

On View:
Saturday, March 31, 2018 — Sunday, June 17, 2018


Outsider Artists from Havana is a project managed by the National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill Foundation, in close collaboration with specialists from the Frost Art Museum and FIU researchers, which aims to show the artistic production of two of the most recognized Cuban artists in the genre of outsider art: Misleidys Castillo and Jorge Alberto Hernández Cadi (El Buzo).

Each artist presents very different aesthetics and themes, according to their respective mental disorders. The interpretation of their special universes is shaped consistently with the recurrence of a distinctive language that is supported by their craft, which is an important concept that unites them.

Outsider Artists from Havana is a project managed by NAEMI in close collaboration with a group of specialists from the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU and the administrative staff from Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at FIU. This exhibition was curated by Claudia Taboada in collaboration with NAEMI. 

Image Caption: Jorge Alberto Hernández Cadi (El Buzo),  Untitled, Mixed media, No Date, Photo Courtesy of NAEMI.