[act-ma] 2/01 Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present (Reception)

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Sun Jan 22 20:13:22 PST 2017

  The Cooper Gallery 2017 spring exhibition: Diago: The Pasts of This
  Afro-Cuban Present

The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    On view 2 February 2017 - 5 May 2017
    Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 1st, 6 pm

/*Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente *
Director, /Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center

Comment: presentation of a prominent multimedia artist, Juan Roberto 
Diago (1972), who employs discarded materials. Diago understands the 
creative possibilities of recycling and bricolage and enriches his 
images by juxtaposing graffiti with racially contesting intent. He has 
labeled himself a “maroon artist” and his art work results in “cultural 
resistance”. In this documentary, Diago openly discusses issues of race 
and poverty in contemporary Cuba, as well as their representation in his 
paintings and installations.

Video Direction and production by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook.


*Exhibition Reception *
Wednesday, 1 Feb 2017 6pm

*In Conversation: **Roberto Diago **with *
*Curator, **Alejandro de la Fuente *
Friday, Feb 3, 12 noon The Cooper Gallery

Co-sponsored by the Cuban Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for 
Latin American Studies


A heads up:  A conference on Cuba will be held in New York City in 
March, 2017 focused on completely lifting the blockade and what 
“normalization” really means.   More info when we get it.


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