For the first time, “Korda: Cuba, Che, Glamour” is displayed in the Netherlands
After presentations in Belgium and Spain, the exhibition dedicated to the work of Cuban photographer Alberto Korda is now on display in the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, located in the city of Amstelveen, Netherlands, with a new curatorial project and title – Korda: Cuba, Che, Glamour – especially developed for the Dutch museum.
Held on the 17th of March, the opening festivity was well attended by the public. Present at the ceremony were the Director of the Cobra Museum, Stefan van Ray, the Mayor of Amstelveen, Tjapko Poppens, the curator of the show, Cristina Vives, and the Ambassador of Cuba to the Netherlands, Anet Pino Rivero.
Divided into 7 sections – Prologue, Studios Korda, The Leaders, The People, The Woman, The Sea and Epilogue –, Korda: Cuba, Che, Glamour presents a comprehensive portrait of a multifaceted artist. Marked by the famous portrait of Che Guevara, “Guerrillero Heroico”, Korda’s work goes far beyond the thematic of the Cuban Revolution. The sensitivity and aesthetic boldness with which he photographed the female figure in his legendary studio or on the streets of Havana, for example, are evidenced in this exhibition, which also presents the underwater photographs he took from the scientific observation of the Cuban seas.
Until June 26th, 2022, the Dutch public will have the opportunity to explore the lesser known but no less fascinating aspects of Alberto Korda’s work.