The Ringling is organizing a solo exhibition presenting recent video projects by internationally-acclaimed Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco. This show, Twilight, presents works exploring the current political and social climate in Cuba as the Revolution enters its twilight years. Works presented in the Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art will be La botella al mar de María Elena (2015); La confesión (2015); and The Empty Plaza/La Plaza Vacia (2012). Fusco will be premiering her lasted video project currently in production, attentively titled Twilight (2018). This newest project, made possible by her 2016 Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, is a short video-essay on contemporary poetry in Cuba that reflects on the anxieties emerging as the country faces an uncertain future. Fusco will also be unveiling a new, sculpture on The Ringling’s grounds as part of the Twilight exhibition. This interactive kinetic sculpture, Tin Trump Man (2018), offers the artist’s satirical commentary on contemporary US politics.
This exhibition has been generously supported, in part, by the Amicus Endowment, the Bob and Diane Roskamp Endowment, the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Ringling Museum Endowment, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.