On view August 6–18, 2019 | 11am–7pm
The Atrium, SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 7 | 6–8pm | Atrium, Fort Mason Campus
The Killer Stream Film Screening: Thursday, August 8 | 7–8:30pm | Osher Lecture Hall
Closing Reception + Walkthrough with Juan Carlos Alom: Friday, August 16 | 6–8:30pm | Atrium, Fort Mason Campus
Cuban Analogs is a solo photography exhibition by visiting Cuban artist Juan Carlos Alom. The exhibition will also feature works by filmmakers from Cuba and a selection of films from past workshops, curated by Juan Carlos Alom.
“The art of creating and interpreting images is akin to translating my spirit. My camera is the compass that guides me and I am grateful to it. Everywhere I have lived, I have delivered myself to light, shadows and to those details that, however minimal they may seem, have made me tremble and convert them into images.” –Juan Carlos Alom
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Juan Carlos Alom was born in Cuba in 1964 and resides between Havana and New York City. He is a filmmaker and photographer who has exhibited throughout Cuba, North and South America, Europe, and South Africa. Starting his career as a photojournalist in 1990s Cuba, Juan Carlos Alom developed an artistic vision informed by the need for spontaneity demanded by that period of crisis. Alom’s works are part of prestigious collections, including the IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Walker Art Center, among others.
SFAI’s Exhibitions and Public Programs are made possible by the generosity of donors and sponsors, including the Harker Fund of The San Francisco Foundation, Institute of Museums and Library Services, Grants for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Work Fund, Koret Foundation, Pirkle Jones Fund, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and Fort Point Beer Company. Ongoing support is provided by the McBean Distinguished Lecture and Residency Fund, The Buck Fund, and the Visiting Artist Fund of the SFAI Endowment.
Image: Juan Carlos Alom, Libia y José de la Caridad o El engaño de las razas, from the Periodo Especial series. Courtesy of the artist.