Invisible Presence. Recent Works by Yovani Bauta @ Freedom Tower a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Invisible Presence. Recent Works by Yovani Bauta


Invisible Presence: recent works by Yovani Bauta
June 7 – August 10, 2013
MDC Museum of Art + Design

Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 p.m.
Artist Talk: Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m.

Miami, Florida June 7, 2013 The Cuban Art Project- The Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) will presents Invisible Presence: Recent works by Yovani Bauta, inaugurated the Museum’s summer season. An opening reception was held Friday, June 7, at 6 p.m.

Invisible Presence is Yovani Bauta’s first solo exhibition at the MDC Museum of Art + Design. A Cuban born, American Painter, Bauta’s artwork has manifested in many forms including traditional painting, drawing and sculpture; as well as installation, performance and interactive art. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Invisible Presence is an exhibition of recent works, including a new interactive installation, Head in the Bathroom, which explores levels of privacy and false senses of security.

“Mike Corleone, Vito’s son, enters a restaurant’s bathroom to get the gun hidden behind the toilet tank in Part I of The Godfather. Robert Redford is a presidential candidate who gets slapped around in the privacy of a public bathroom in All the President’s Men. We all know that things happen in bathrooms and not only in movies: secret deals, murders, drugs, sex, voyeurism, police arrests, secret service surveillance, etc.  In short, the intimate space meant to accommodate our most personal needs is also a place for a multitude of other actions and events that have little or nothing to do with le toilette.”  – Yovani Bauta, on Head in the Bathroom

The exhibition, reception, and lecture are free and open to the public.

 Invisible Presence is presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

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