Lo que es, es lo que ha sido/What It Is, Is What Has Been: Selections from the ASU Art Museum’s Cuban Art Collection explores artistic expression during times of humanitarian crises and social upheaval. Located at the Phoenix Art Museum, the exhibition is the first major curatorial collaboration between Phoenix Art Museum and ASU Art Museum in more than a decade. The exhibition draws from the contemporary Cuban art collection at ASU Art Museum to provide deeper context to Phoenix Art Museum’s simultaneous presentation of the special engagement exhibition Juan Francisco Elso: Por América, a project organized by El Museo del Barrio in New York City.
Image credit: Kcho, Para Olvidar (In Order to Forget), 1996. Kayak and beer bottles. Collection of ASU Art Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the ASU Art Museum Store, the Friends of the ASUAM, and The Fund at Arizona State University Art Museum. Photography by Craig Smith.