Luis Cruz Azaceta - Swimming to Havana II

Luis Cruz Azaceta

Luis Cruz Azaceta’s “Exile 50” is part of Si Cuba! a citywide celebration of Cuban art, music, and culture taking place in several New Orleans museums and galleries from January to April 2010. “Exile 50” presents aspects of contemporary exile, particularly isolation and encapsulation. Azaceta executes this body of work in his signature dichotomy of brightly colored abstraction and figuration. He addresses the issues of those who long to flee Cuba and those who have immigrated to the United States and who dream of returning to their homeland.