Cuban Fried Chicken

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A flood of Amer­i­can tourism means that Cuba will rapidly mod­ern­ize over the next decade, ar­gue the 32 artists of Cuban de­scent be­hind “Cuban Fried Chicken,” cu­ra­tor Rochi Llaneza’s new show at the MAC Fine Art gallery in Fort Laud­erdale. WiFi will re­place re­li­gion, Ken­tucky Fried Chicken will sup­plant Cuban cook­ing and Amer­i­can com­mer­cial­ism may stamp out the is­land’s cul­tural roots, they ar­gue. In Filio Galvez’s draw­ing “Pretérito Per­fecto,” the artist projects the im­age of the fa­mil­iar WiFi sym­bol against the façade of Havana’s fa­mous FOCSA build­ing, one of the city’s tallest struc­tures. Galvez’s par­ody, Llaneza says, is a nod to how build­ing own­ers be­fore the Cuban Revo­lu­tion in 1959 pro­jected a cru­ci­fix on the build­ing dur­ing Thanks­giv­ing. “Ob­vi­ously, WiFi is now what is most needed and de­sired,” Llaneza says. “It’s the new re­li­gion.” When: Opens Satur­day, June 25 (re­cep­tion: 6-10 p.m. June 25) Where: MAC Fine Art, 833 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Laud­erdale Cost: Free Con­tact: 954-990-5420 or MACFineArt.com

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