Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia
May 24 - September 9, 2012
Miami Art Museum presents a major career retrospective of the work of José Bedia. The exhibition, consisting of 35 works including works on paper and canvas and two large-scale installations, explores Bedia’s ancestral genealogy (Cuba) and his constructed genealogy in the “other” Americas—the indigenous communities where this transcultural pilgrim has found so much deeply personal material for his spiritual and artistic practices. More
Image: José Bedia, Utenu Kazaye, 2007. Acrylic on canvas. 180 x 454 cm. Collection of Roger and Mariela Tovar.
In conjunction with the gallery show, MAM has organized a schedule of programs meant to enrich visitors' experience of diverse cultures, religions and histories. Calendar of events
Image: José Bedia, Tunkashila (Grandfather), 1995. Acrylic on canvas with found object, collage. 175.3 x 213.4 cm. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Winters.
Online Visitors Gallery
Download exhibition materials, watch interviews with José Bedia, read articles about the exhibition, and more! Online Visitors Gallery
Image: José Bedia, Mama quiere menga, menga de su nkombo (Mama Wants Blood, Blood of His Bull), 1988. Acrylic on canvas. 139.7 x 200 cm. Collection of Diane and Robert Moss, Miami, Florida.