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GEANDY PAVON’S ‘THE CUBAN AMERICANS’, at the Instituto Cervantes, NYC

February 4 – February 20, 2016

Opening and Reception: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 pm

INSTITUTO CERVANTES GALLERY
211 E 49th St, NYC
 

The Cuban-Americans, a solo photo exhibit by Geandy Pavón, one of the most critically acclaimed Cuban-American artists of his generation, opens a month-long program of Cuban culture events at Manhattan’s Cervantes Institute. For this series, Pavón follows in the tradition of Robert Frank, whose seminal book, The Americans, unveiled a more nuanced and certainly less congratulatory view of American society.

The opening reception will feature a special commentary by the distinguished curator and art historian Alejandro Anreus. 

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Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón: Cardinal Points, at Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, New York

November 25th, 2015 – January 16th, 2016

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro New York
529 West 20th street, 9th floor,
New York, NY 10011 

Group show curated by Vicky Romay and Frances Sinkowitsch

“Cardinal Points” features Cuban artists Esteban Blanco, Jose Ney, Antonio Nuñez and Geandy Pavón. What has stayed in the past and drags the agonizing transit of time, the search of what has been forgotten and the eagerness to confront new experiences, risking the unpredictable has been the motive of the expression and sensibility of the human being under the kaleidoscope of art.

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Geandy Pavón & other Cuban artists in group show at TCNJ: VIDEO CUBANO – New Jersey

October 23 – December 15, 2013

TCNJ Art Gallery 
2000 Pennington Road  
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

The College of New Jersey is pleased to present Video Cubano, an exhibition of 22 videos created by Cuban artists during the past ten years, many of which have never before been presented to an audience in the United States.

The artworks presented in Video Cubano explore a dynamic worldview through a lens of Cuban culture.

Link:>>Princeton Online

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V for Vanitas: Geandy Pavón y el arte como castigo

Publicado el domingo, 18 de septiembre, 2011

JOAQUÍN BADAJOZ
ESPECIAL/EL NUEVO HERALD

¿ Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, se preguntaba en las Sátiras el poeta Juvenal. Desde entonces la respuesta ha quedado como una duda abierta a todas las teorías de la conspiración: ¿Quién vigila a los vigilantes? La lista de watchdogs ha sido amplia, pero desde la segunda mitad del siglo XIX el arte político ha sido uno de los azotes más efectivos y permanentes contra el abuso del poder. Geandy Pavón Zayas (Las Tunas, Cuba, 1974) se ha convertido desde hace años en el mayor aguafiestas del régimen de La Habana y de otros gobiernos autocráticos como el chino. El artista, encarnado en su proyecto Némesis, transformado en memoria que persigue, “que no deja en paz al que ha ejecutado una mala acción”, ha alcanzado notoriedad como una suerte de Bansky mediático que proyecta graffiti efímeros -ya sean imágenes del luchador cubano Orlando Zapata Tamayo, fallecido después de una larga y penosa huelga de hambre, o del artista disidente Ai WeiWei- en “pantallas” tan disímiles como la fachada del Consulado Chino en Manhattan, o el emblemático Carnegie Hall durante un concierto del cantautor Silvio Rodríguez.

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Los ‘retratos estrujados’ de Geandy Pavón, en el Museo del Barrio de Nueva York

Diario de Cuba- June 15, 2011

In Spanish
El Museo del Barrio inauguró este martes su sexta bienal, que reúne las obras de 75 artistas emergentes latinoamericanos y caribeños que trabajan en Nueva York, y que por primera vez se mostrarán también en los barrios de la ciudad, reporta EFE.

La muestra The (S) Files, (Los archivos seleccionados) consta de más de 250 obras —pinturas, fotos, vídeos, instalaciones, esculturas— de artistas que nunca habían exhibido en El Museo del Barrio y que estará hasta el 8 de enero de 2012 en siete galerías en los condados de Manhattan, El Bronx, Queens y Brooklyn.

Este año, el tema gira en torno a “la calle” y la cultura urbana y es abordado de diversos ángulos. La muestra rinde también tributo a los artistas del grafiti que surgieron de los barrios puertorriqueños, en particular en El Bronx, entre ellos Lee Quiñones y Lady Pink, y que, pese a su fama, nunca habían exhibido en El Museo del Barrio, comentó el comisario, Elvis Fuentes.

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Geandy Pavón, Armando Mariño and Rafael Sánchez in group show THE (S) FILES, Museo del Barrio – New York

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011- Sunday, January 8, 2012

El Museo del Barrio

1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)
New York NY 10029

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio’s sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year’s edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in six different venues.Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011 takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion.

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Geandy Pavon Projects Detained Artist Ai Weiwei’s Face Onto NYC Chinese Consulate (Video)

HuffPost

May 23, 2011

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was arrested early last month in Beijing on scurrilous charges of tax evasion and was allowed his first family visit only last week.

On Friday, Cuban artist Geandy Pavon made sure the Chinese Consulate in New York knew that he, and many others in the United States, want Weiwei freed.

Setting up a laptop and a projector on a bike path nearby, Pavon projected a giant, watery image of the detained artist’s face on a wall of the building that houses the Consulate.

An interview to the artist here

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Geandy Pavon- Ai WeiWei – Video

This is the newest installment of “Project Nemesis,” by Cuban artist Geandy Pavón. This time, “Nemesis” was dedicated to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has been under arrest since April 3rd, when the Chinese regime launched one of the harshest campaigns against dissent since the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989.
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Geandy Pavon – Amnesia – Video

Image of Cuban political activist, political prisoner, and hunger strike victim Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died after fasting in jail for more than 80 days, done with dextrose on olive oil covered canvas.

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Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights

Cuban-born visual artist, Geandy Pavón, created a series of stunning photographs during the quarantine of 2020.  Quarantine: 40 Days and 40 Nights is now on display at the Coral Gables Art Museum.  Guests can visit the exhibit in the museum’s Community Meeting Room until February 1, 2021. 

Starting on March 18, 2020 Pavón, originally from Las Tunas, Cuba, released a photograph a day on social media for forty days.  Along with his partner,  Imara López, they produced visually captivating images, which garnered them a following. Using the internet as a lifeline, he connected with people through the imagery. They captured scenes detailing domestic struggles of life during the lockdown, but they turned them into poetry. 

Using limited resources while trapped in López’s Buffalo, NY apartment, the artists wowed his viewers with his imaginative creations. He used simple objects such as flashlights and cardboard to reenact art history classics and popular religious rituals. 

In addition to the photographs, Pavón recorded video narrating the process of creating the artworks. In the exhibition room, guests will enjoy A soundtrack by renowned musician Paquito D’Rivera, created specifically for the exhibition. The soundtrack is comprised of two versions of the iconic La Bella Cubana, written by Afro-Cuban 20c composer, José Lafitte White.This exhibition was originally exhibited virtually at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.

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