Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present
Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art
102 Mt. Auburn St.
Fri., Apr. 21, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present,” the United States’ first serious and systematic look at Cuba’s most prominent contemporary artist Juan Roberto Diago and his prolific body of work. Diago is a leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, which has denounced the persistence of racism and discrimination in Cuban society. This exhibition of 25 mixed-media and installation works traces Diago’s vibrant career from the mid-1990s, when he began to construct a revisionist history of the Cuban nation from the experience of a person of African descent. It is a history of enslavement and cultural loss, but also of resilience and recovery.
Opening Reception February 1 at 6 pm.
Gazette Classification: Art/Design
Cost: Free and open to the public
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