Who were Los Diez Pintores Concretos?
Members of this dynamic group were all affected by the political and social changes that raged through Cuba during the 1950s. A military coup in 1952 led by the previous President, Fulgencio Batista, provoked rising nationalist sentiment, which was further fuelled by the increasing import of material goods and tourism from the U.S.
The hard-edged, geometric abstract works of Los Diez mirrored contemporary movements like Neo-Plasticism, Constructivism and post-Cubism, but ultimately the group created a unique visual language that could express their political ideas beyond the control of Batista’s regime.
This new show at David Zwirner is a chance to learn more about this small, but potent movement during a fascinating time in Cuban history before the revolution of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
|What||Concrete Cuba: David Zwirner|
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