Internationally acclaimed Cuban artist Raúl Cordero will speak at the University Art Gallery on Monday, March 14, at 6 p.m. A product of the MTV generation as well as the Cuban revolution, his work includes contemporary advertising, film and photo stills, and elements of music and technology, sometimes utilizing the same images in his videos and installations and connecting the works in different media.
This event is sponsored by President Mildred García, who looks forward to sharing Cordero’s work with the campus community.
“I am so pleased to bring the Cuban-born artist who pioneered video art in Cuba during the 1990s, to CSU Dominguez Hills,” says García. “Raúl’s lecture will be a great opportunity to meet this talented and innovative artist.”
“Conversation with an artist about his/her work and life is valuable for both artists and appreciators of art to better understand the social, political and emotional underpinnings that fuel the art,” says Gilah Yelin Hirsch, professor of art. “The more we explore the art of different countries and cultures, the more we can discover both the cultural differences and human commonalities.”
Cordero studied at Cuba’s Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes San Alejandro and the Instituto Superior de Diseño, and at the Graphic Media Development Centre at the Hague, Netherlands. Since 1994 he has taught new media at the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana (ISA). His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America at venues including the VII Havana Biennial; the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University; The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum at CSU San Bernardino; the Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati; and the San Francisco Art Institute. Since 1994, he has been a visiting professor at ISA. His exhibition, “Raúl Cordero: Hendrickje” is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego through April 17th.
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