David Zwirner presents a comprehensive exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the Cuban group of abstract painters Los Diez Pintores Concretos (10 Concrete Painters), which was active from 1959 to 1961, at the gallery’s London location. Concrete Cuba is the first presentation in the UK to highlight the origins of concretism in Cuba during the 1950s, and will include important works by 11 artists who were at different times associated with the short-lived group: Pedro Álvarez, Wifredo Arcay, Mario Carreño, Salvador Corratgé, Sandú Darié, Luis Martínez Pedro, Alberto Menocal, José Mijares, Pedro de Oraá, José Ángel Rosabal, Loló Soldevilla, and Rafael Soriano. From 4 September.
Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner, London
Group Show, Concrete Cuba, David Zwirner, London
The turbulent 1950s in Cuba began with the military coup led by Fulgencio Batista and were marked by growing conflict between the US-backed Batista dictatorship and the revolutionary movement of Fidel and Raoul Castro, which would eventually topple Batista and transform the Cuban society.
Including an introduction by street artist Lady Aiko and an interview with Stencil King, this is a stimulating introduction to stencils, spraypaint and public space.