Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body

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Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a highly personal examination of the African spiritual tradition of Yoruba through the experimental lens of contemporary art. The artist’s multidisciplinary work, in particular his performances, has become a vehicle for exploring the intersections between art, religion, philosophy, ethics, and anthropology. At the Bronx Museum, Mendive will present a new body of works focused on his continued interest in Yoruba mythology, pondering on man’s relationship with nature and spirituality. Conceptualized as a cohesive group of paintings and sculptures, the overall installation suggests an “ancestral tour” to the heart of nature. Steeped in religious and philosophical ideas, Mendive’s artworks invite the viewer to immerse in a mythical search for identity. The exhibition will also feature a new performance in September 2017 created by Mendive specifically for the Bronx Museum.

 

Manuel Mendive is a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the International Association of Fine Arts Artists (AIAP). He has received important awards in Cuba, such as the Order for National Culture and the National Award of Fine Arts given by the Cuban Ministry of Culture. He has participated in several international biennials in Havana, São Paulo and Venice, and his works are included in important private and public collections both in Cuba, the United States, and Europe.

 Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body is support by Rockefeller Brothers Fund: Culpeper Arts & Culture Program and the Director’s Circle, the Museum’s premier support group. 

 

 

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1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
10456 New York
United states
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Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body The Bronx Museum of the Arts Main address: The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street 10456 New York, United states The Bronx Museum of the Arts 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street 10456 New York, United states Over the last fifty years, Cuban artist Manuel Mendive has developed a highly personal examination of the African spiritual tradition of Yoruba through the experimental lens of contemporary art. The artist’s multidisciplinary work, in particular his performances, has become a vehicle for exploring the intersections between art, religion, philosophy, ethics, and anthropology. At the Bronx Museum, Mendive will present a new body of works focused on his continued interest in Yoruba mythology, pondering on man’s relationship with nature and spirituality. Conceptualized as a cohesive group of paintings and sculptures, the overall installation suggests an “ancestral tour” to the heart of nature. Steeped in religious and philosophical ideas, Mendive’s artworks invite the viewer to immerse in a mythical search for identity. The exhibition will also feature a new performance in September 2017 created by Mendive specifically for the Bronx Museum.

 

Manuel Mendive is a member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and of the International Association of Fine Arts Artists (AIAP). He has received important awards in Cuba, such as the Order for National Culture and the National Award of Fine Arts given by the Cuban Ministry of Culture. He has participated in several international biennials in Havana, São Paulo and Venice, and his works are included in important private and public collections both in Cuba, the United States, and Europe.

 Manuel Mendive: Nature, Spirit, and Body is support by Rockefeller Brothers Fund: Culpeper Arts & Culture Program and the Director’s Circle, the Museum’s premier support group. 

 

 
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