The New York City premiere of a documentary on the art of famed Cuban caricaturist Aristídes Pumariega, known to all as Aristide, listed among the most recognized political cartoonists of the 20th century by Italy’s Centro Nazionale del Fumetto. The film is an insightful and humorous profile on his lives and times on three shores: Cuba, Miami, and New York.
The screening will be followed by a panel led by Paquito D’Rivera, whose recordings serve as musical backdrop for the film. He will be joined by Aristide, director Ubaldo Medina and producer Rebeca Ulloa.
Aristide y sus tres orillas is in Spanish, with English subtitles. This presentation will be complemented by an exhibit of Aristide’s works at Instituto Cervantes from February 3rd through 8th.
211 E 49th St, bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves., NYC
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Arístides Pumariega (Arístide), a mulfaceted artist of many subtleties, is draftsman, plastic artist, caricaturist, graphic designer, set designer for musicals and comedy shows, illustrator, musician by vocation, journalist by profession, illustrator, and humorist all rolled into one.
Born in Havana in 1935, he studied journalist at the Escuela Nacional “Márquez Sterling”, and has worked in all these capacities, in all revealing a deep sense of Cuban identity and musicality. He was artistic consultant for Cuban television and for the major Havana nightclubs, including Salón Rojo, Salón Caribe, and the famed Tropicana. His graphic work is quite extensive and has been shown in both collective and solo exhibits in several countries, among them Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. He has published several books, all co-authored by Rebeca Ulloa: Fidel Castro, el último dinosaurio, Subdesarrolloperez@balsero.coño, El Viejo y el Mal, Azúcar (anecdotes and
caricatures of Cuban musicians), Olancho Café, and Cuerpo a Cuerpo. He is presently working on an anthology of his graphic work. [Pictured above: Aristide with film producer Rebeca Ulloa and director Ubaldo Medina]
This event is co-presented by Instituto Cervantes
And is presented with the promotional collaboration of CubaArtNY and Diario de Cuba