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U.S. Artist Boris Lurie to Exhibit in Cuba

Havana, Oct 3.- The Havana-based National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) will host, as of October 6, an anthological exhibition by the U.S. artists Boris Lurie (1924-2008), the institution informed in a communiqué.

The exhibition, entitled 'Boris Lurie in Havana', will be the first by the artist in Latin America. It is organized by the foundation that bears his name with the hope of setting a precedent to organize other exhibitions in the continent.

According to the MNBA, the exhibition will consist of about 95 artworks that represent Lurie's different moments and creative trends.

The U.S. artist is considered the embodiment of modernism, due to his aesthetic and political positions, openly against the artistic movements that prevailed between 1950 and 1970.

For him, they were subject to the art market and lacked political and social commitment.

Along with other artists who rejected the Pop art movement, Lurie joined in 1959 a NoArt movement, which promoted a non-commercial expression and addressed issues such as sexism, racism, imperialism and nuclear arms. (Prensa Latina)