Guadalupe Betanzo ratchets up the creep factor with her spin on Albert Camus' The Stranger, one of the touchstones of existentialism, which features a callous anti-hero who shuns the sight of his dead mother. Betanzo grapples with the umbilical discord by wrapping a rope and the tongue of a silhouetted figure around its neck to create an image at once ambivalent and searing.

In a separate room of the gallery, another 200 posters are continuously projected, offering a further examination of Latin America's rich graphic design tradition.

"We wanted to expose the public to the evolution and breadth of these works and to place them in their rightful context in art history," Batet concludes.

Paul Domínguez's poster for the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris.
Paul Domínguez's poster for the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris.

Details

"Art Encounters: Interstices Between Literature, Cinema, and Graphic Design": Through March 20. CCE Miami, 800 Douglas Rd., Ste. 170, Coral Gables; 305-448-9676; ccemiami.org. Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the Spanish Cultural Center in Coral Gables, this provocative and informative exhibition makes a compelling argument for the curator's vision.

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