2/01 Roberto Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present (Reception, Conversation & On-going)

  • The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
  • On view February 2 – May 5, 2017
  • Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00 pm
  • In Conversation with Curator Alejandro de la Fuente, Friday, Feb 3, 12:00 noon

Juan Roberto 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 twenty-five mixed-media and installation artworks 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, the kind of history that is required in this Afro-Cuban present.

Co-sponsored by the Cuban Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. More information at drclas.harvard.edu/events/juan-roberto-diago-spring-exhibition.

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