This unique and important exhibition focuses on the motivations and responsibilities behind building a contemporary art collection through the eyes, mind and heart of the husband-and-wife collecting team of Dr. Arturo and Liza Mosquera. Their story – a narrative of quotes and observations about the history and development of their 20-year collection – will highlight their very personal adventures in art collecting and tackle such themes as collecting as a way of life, their relationships with living artists, how collectors create meaning through their collections, and what they envision as the legacy of their activities.
The artists featured represent a who’s who of Cuban and Cuban-American artists many of whom are living and working in South Florida, including Gustavo Acosta, Mario Algaze, Luisa Basnuevo, Maria Brito, Adriano Buergo, Pablo Cano, Consuelo Castañeda, Arturo Cuenca, Liliam Cuenca, Ana Albertina Delgado, Christian Durán, Silvia Lizama, Rubén Torres Llorca, Rogelio López Marín (Gory), Beatriz Monteavaro, Heriberto Mora, Gean Moreno, Glexis Novoa, Jorge Pantoja, Lidia Rubio, Baruj Salinas, George Sánchez-Calderón, César Trasobares, Pedro Vizcaino and Ramón Williams, among others.
The exhibition will celebrate this South Florida couple’s outside-the-box thinking and approach to collecting and will mark the first time ever that the Mosquera collection and the collectors themselves are celebrated.
The exhibition is curated by the sister team of Cristina and Vivian Nosti (whom for purposes of their artistic ventures together are known as DUO NOSTI).