Presented by Tobias Ostrander, independent curator
Join curator Tobias Ostrander for a discussion on the development of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Originally presented in three parts at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in 2017 and 2018, the exhibition explores the diverse cultural and emotional landscapes of recent Cuban art. During this one-hour lecture, Ostrander will address the theme of the horizon as an organizing strategy used by the artists featured in On the Horizon, who use the motif as both an aesthetic subject and a metaphor for the perpetually shifting utopian aspirations of Cubans living on the island and in the diaspora.
About the speaker
Tobias Ostrander is the Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator, Latin American Art at Tate. He is the former chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (2011–19). Major exhibitions developed for PAMM include Beatriz González: A Retrospective; Beatriz Milhazes: Jardin Botânico; On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection; Ebony G. Patterson: . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .; and Poetics of Relation, a group exhibition inspired by the writings of Édouard Glissant, among others. Ostrander was a founding member of Tilting Axis, a platform for artists, curators, and creatives from the greater Caribbean region (2014–19). Ostrander served previously as the director at the Museo Experimental El Eco (2009–11) and chief curator at Museo Tamayo (2001–9), both in Mexico City, as well as the associate curator of inSITE2000 in San Diego and Tijuana (1999–2001). He was a founding member of the inter-institutional Museum of Hub initiated by the New Museum (2007–12). He has additionally held positions at XXIV Bienal de São Paulo, El Museo del Barrio, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.