The Cuban Art Project is Proud to Present: Art, Social Media and The Evolution of the Human Network
A historic exhibition of contemporary Cuban artists that investigates global interconnectivity via social media.
OPENING RECEPTION OCTOBER 13, 2012 7:00pm
MIAMI, Florida The Cuban Art Project October, 5, 2012- This exhibition will explore how visual artists perceive these mediums as new ways of expressing their inner world. How they define, construct, and support contemporary Art via Social Media. Do they believe these new technologies will change forever the way we consume art? How are they embracing it?
The term social media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue. Andreas Kaplan and Michael Haenlein define social media as “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.” Social media are media for social interaction, as a set of methods to enhance social communication, using ubiquitously accessible and scalable communication techniques.
Antonio Guerrero, Ciro Quintana, Floyd, Gary A Añuez, Gay Garcia, Guillermo Portieles, Ismael Gomez Peralta, Iran Plata, Juan Herman Gonzalez, Jorge Santos, Mano, Manuel Arenas Leonard, Michel Hernandez, Nestor Arenas, Pablo Lazo, Rafael Lopez Ramos, Rank Uiller Uiller, Rudeylis Placeres, Sergio Payares, Yosvany Teijeiro and Yovany Bauta.
The exhibition will be opened free of charge beginning October 14 through Oct 29, 2012 at Paragon Gallery.
2033A NW 1st Place
Miami, Florida 33127
“Edwin Land of Polaroid talked about the intersection of the humanities and science. I like that intersection. There’s something magical about that place. I think great artists and great engineers are similar, in that they both have a desire to express themselves.
In the seventies computers became a way for people to express their creativity. In fact some of the best people working on the original Mac were poets and musicians on the side. Great artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were also great at science. Michelangelo knew a lot about how to quarry stone, not just how to be a sculptor.” Steve Jobs
Paragon Gallery is conveniently located in the famous Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida. The Gallery is rapidly becoming one of the best galleries in the area, this largely due to the success and popularity the gallery has acquired with emerging and mid-career Cuban and Latin American artists.
The Gallery currently represents a variety of contemporary artists on both a local and global scale, it also continues to nurture and encourage local young artistic and international talent in the art world of Miami. We offer a full range of services catered to private collectors, corporations, interior designers and novices alike, we also arrange private viewings as well as showcase events open to the public at large.
The galleries curator Abel Remon has an extensive curriculum in the art world and was educated both abroad and in the United States. He is specialized in Cuban and Latin American art and has accumulated an extensive repertoire of artwork available throughout the Gallery.