Artist Talk and Reception: Luis Gispert
In partnership with the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Luis Gispert will be speaking at Southeast Museum of Photography as part of the Master Artist Outreach program.
Luis Gispert is an internationally renowned visual artist who creates art through a wide range of media, including photographs, film, sounds, and sculptures, focusing upon hip-hop, youth culture, and Cuban-American history. Gispert co-mingles biographical narratives with interests in cinema, art history, and urban culture; he is often cited for his deft analysis of cultural symbols and value systems by incorporating objects such as turntables, chrome tire rims, and boom boxes, into functional designs usable in other manners, such as furniture. He first rose to fame due to his well received Cheerleaders set of art photographs which he started in 2000 - several of the pics feature chonga style women, and helped to establish congas as a Miami icon, comparable to "ghetto fabulous" images.
Museum Hours: Closed Mondays. T,Th,F: 11-5pm, W: 11-7pm, Sat & Sun: 1-5pm. JUNE & JULY HOURS: Tues-Sun 12-4pm