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Opens Today: Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island), The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, until 19 May 2019

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Zilia Sánchez Afrocubano (1957) Oil on canvas, 27 ½ × 21 ½ in., Private collection, Madrid

The Phillips Collection presents the first museum retrospective of Cuban artist Zilia Sánchez (b. 1926, Havana). This long-overdue exhibition examines the artist’s prolific yet largely unknown career that spans almost 70 years, featuring more than 60 works including paintings, works on paper, shaped canvases, and sculptural pieces, alongside illustrations, design sketches, and ephemera. The exhibition traces Sánchez’s artistic journey from her early days in Cuba to her extended visits to Europe and residence in New York, and finally her move to Puerto Rico, where she now lives and works. Many of Sánchez’s works reference protagonists from ancient mythology (such as Trojans, Amazonians, and Antigone—all warriors and female heroines). Others have reoccurring motifs of lunar shapes, erotic topologies, and tattoo drawings that map physical and psychological spaces and add another dimension to her curvilinear geometry, rich with metaphorical meaning. The exhibition title, Soy Isla (I Am an Island),​ serves as a personal metaphor for Sanchez’s experience as an islander—connected to and disconnected from both the mainland and mainstream art currents.

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CFP: Polychrome Sculpture in Iberia and the Americas, 1200-1800. Deadline: 8 May 2015

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CAA 2016 session
Washington, DC
3-6 February 2016
CFP:

Polychrome Sculpture in Iberia and the Americas, 1200-1800
Sponsored by ASHAHS.
Chair: Professor Ilenia Colón Mendoza: ilenia.colonmendoza@ucf.edu

 

 

Reminder: College Art Association 2016: CFP Deadline: 8 May 2015

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CAA, Washington, DC, 3-6 February 2016

The deadline to propose a paper or presentation is Friday, May 8, 2015.

Propose a Paper or Presentation for the 2016 Annual Conference

The 2016 Call for Participation for the 104th Annual Conference, taking place February 3–6, 2016, in Washington, DC, describes many of next year’s programs sessions. CAA and the session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper or presentation. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the Open Format Sessions.