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FIU’s Cuban Research Institute to premiere documentary on artist Humberto Calzada


Serigraph, ed. 45/100 30 x 40 inches

Serigraph, ed. 45/100 30 x 40 inches

FIU’s Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will present the documentary In Dreams Awake, about the work of Cuban-American painter Humberto Calzada, written and directed by Anabel Leal and Reinaldo Cruz.

The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 8, 2013, in GL 100 (across from the Green Library) at Modesto A. Maidique Campus. A panel discussion with the artist, as well as the writers and directors of the documentary, will follow the film screening. The event is free and open to the public.

Cuban-American artist Humberto Calzada

“Humberto Calzada is one of the most prominent Cuban-American artists,” said Cuban Research Institute Director Jorge Duany. “His work reflects imaginatively and provocatively about memory, nostalgia, exile and identity.”

Born in Cuba, Calzada has lived in Miami since 1960. His work has been widely displayed in museums and galleries and forms part of numerous private, corporate and public collections. The main subject of his painting has been the colonial and neoclassical architecture of Havana.

The documentary In Dreams Awake (Imago Films, 2012) provides a retrospective assessment of Calzada’s artistic trajectory since he began painting in 1972. It features insightful interviews with the artist and his wife, Carmen Kholy-Calzada; notable art critics Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Elizabeth Cerejido, and Jesús Rosado; and journalists and writers Carlos Alberto Montaner and Ileana Fuentes. The documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles.

For more information on the event or to RSVP, call 305-348-1991.

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