Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory

MARÍA MAGDALENA CAMPOS-PONSOne Thousand Ways to Say Goodbye / Mil maneras para decir adiós,
2003
Henie Onstad Art Center

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, *1959 in Matanzas, Cuba,
lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee

© Audio Courtesy of Neil Leonard

 

12 available works

Dreaming in Cuban

If there are one thousand ways to say goodbye, depending on the language, mood and situation, there are equally as many ways that María Magdalena Campos-Pons expresses herself in her artwork.
Campos-Pons is perhaps best known for her large installation works where she unites various mediums in a unique way. Textiles, glass, photography and video are often presented together to express messages that resonate on a personal and universal level.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons’ work involves an ongoing investigation of identity. The inherited past of her Nigerian ancestors, the fragmented memory of Cuba, and daily life just outside Boston, all contribute to who she is and what she strives to convey as an artist. The issue of memory plays a vital role throughout her work, and reflects the feeling of displacement that Campos-Pons experiences as a Cuban expatriate. Her wide-ranging visual language echoes a life experience defined by hybridity. She constantly tests the boundaries of artistic practice, never allowing herself to be defined by any single medium. There is no creative hierarchy within her work; a silent performance, a “dressed” window, a dance, an embroidered cloth, a song, or a photograph are all of equal importance in the unified whole.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Threads of Memory