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Homing Devices

October 26 – December 15, 2007
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Friday, October 26, 10am–noon
USF Marshall Center Ballroom
Artist María Fernanda Cardoso, Sydney, Australia;
Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, Miami Beach;
and Curator Noel Smith, USF.

Opening Reception
Friday, October 26, 7–9pm, USFCAM
All events are free and open to the public.

Homing Devices is a group exhibition that considers the way contemporary Latin American and Caribbean sculptors—who may live and work anywhere in the world—approach the idea of home in context of increasing globalization, mobility, exile and migration in the Americas. By including works that are accented but not defined or delimited by cultural, geographical, and national boundaries, the exhibition considers the vital question of how art and artists preserve their identity within a global landscape.

Artists include: Abel Barroso (Cuba); María Fernanda Cardoso (Colombia, lives in Sydney, Australia); Tiago Carneiro da Cunha (Brazil); Enrique Chagoya (USA); Diego de la Cruz and Antuán Lázaga (Puerto Rico); Edouard Duval-Carrié (Haiti, lives in Miami); Iran do Espíritu Santo (Brazil); José Manuel Fors (Cuba); Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba); Kcho (Cuba); Ernesto Leal (Cuba); Los Carpinteros (Cuba); Jorge Macchi (Argentina); Luis or Miguel (Cuba); Cildo Meireles (Brazil); Sandra Ramos (Cuba); Roseângela Rennó (Brazil); Betsabée Romero (Mexico); and Sofía Táboas (Mexico).

Homing Devices is curated by Corina Matamoros, Curator of Contemporary Cuban Art at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, and Noel Smith, USF. The exhibition is organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and is a significant component to the Tampa Bay area’s 2007 Arte Festival, which celebrates the variety of cultures from Latin America and the Caribbean.

The USF Institute for Research in Art is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the Florida Department of State, the Florida Arts Council and the Division of Cultural Affairs. The Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Homing Devices is made possible by the Members and Corporate Partners of the USF Institute for Research in Art, and is supported in part by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners; the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Victory Foundation. USF Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) proudly sponsors the appearance of Maria Fernanda Cardoso as part of the ISLAC Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language: a Festival of Words and Images, October 22–26, 2007.

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