Friday, February 9, 2018

Halsey exhibiting artist Roberto Diago visits from Cuba this March

"Providing light where there is shade"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 4:27 PM

click to enlarge Roberto diago often creates works out of materials found near his home in havana, Cuba - ROBERT DIAGO/COURTESY OF THE HALSEY INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
  • Robert Diago/Courtesy of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Roberto diago often creates works out of materials found near his home in havana, Cuba

Big news Charleston — Afro-Cuban artist Roberto Diago, whose exhibit, La Historia Recordada is currently on display at the Halsey, is headed to the United States later this month. Getting Diago here from Cuba was no easy feat, so if you have the chance to come see or speak with the artist (political science professor Mark Long will assist with translating), you definitely should.

Diago will be creating a new installation when he's in town, The Initials of the Earth, comprised of metal buckets, water, cartons, and canvas. He'll be working in the gallery, and viewers are invited to witness him at work each day, some time during 11 a.m.-4 p.m., March 1-3. In addition to creating The Initials of the Earth, Diago will give a gallery talk and visit College of Charleston classrooms.

City Paper interviewed Diago last month — via translated emails — before the opening of La Historia Recordada, "I love contributing and influencing children and youth so that they have an experience with art. That is why I work in communities, because it enriches me, and they learn something new in a fun way. I am doing as my own teachers [did]: Providing light where there is shade."

Event Details The Initials of the Earth
@ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun St.
Downtown
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Sat., March 3, 2-4 p.m.
(843) 953-4422
Exhibits and Visual Arts

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  • La Historia Recordada @ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

    • Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tue., Feb. 20, 6 p.m. Continues through March 3 Free to attend
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  • Curator-led tour of La Historia Recordada @ Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

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