Alejandro Campos-Garcia
Contemporary Cuban Artists and the Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Racism
17 February 2011

The political, economic, and social shift that took place in Cuba during the 1990s, as a consequence of the end of the Cold War, set the climate within which a previously silenced group of anti-racist visual artists were able to become public. Since the late 1990s, this group has organized a number of exhibitions where they have developed a narrative related to the claim of special rights, group identity formation, and the defense of ethnic singularities. In so doing they have contributed to the creation of a new framework for thinking about race in Cuba.

This presentation will reflect on the main artistic and political features of this group of artists. Using their artistic work as its point of entry, it analyzes the key political points that constitute the foundations upon which these artists understand racism as a social problem. To this end, it explores their two central arguments, namely that ‘blacks’ in Cuba are a ‘vulnerabilized’ or endangered ‘racial’ group and, further, that they are characterized by social and ethnically distinct attributes.

Presented at the crossroads of Revolutionary Sundays and the CIA.

See also

Documentation

Documentation
Revolutionary Sundays
19 Jan – 13 Mar 2011

CIA #3

CIA #3
on-site exhibition
6 Jan –  6 Mar 2016

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2
on-site exhibition
6 Jan – 2 Mar 2014

Documentation

Documentation
Lost and Found
1 – 13 Mar 2011

CIA: Lost and Found

CIA: Lost and Found
exhibition
1 Mar – 13 Mar 2011

Alejandro Campos-Garcia: Contemporary Cuban Artists and the Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Racism

Alejandro Campos-Garcia: Contemporary Cuban Artists and the Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Racism
talk
17 Feb 2011

Documentation

Documentation
CIA 1
19 Jan – 13 Mar 2011

Revolutionary Sundays

Revolutionary Sundays
exhibition
19 Jan – 13 Mar 2011

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA)

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA)
exhibition
19 Jan – 13 Mar 2011

Anitra Hamilton: The Jeff Koons Performance Bus

Anitra Hamilton: The Jeff Koons Performance Bus
performance bus
19 Jan 2011

allí afuera! Viva la rebelión! Viva la AGYU!: Revolutionary Sundays and the Centre for Incidental Activisms

allí afuera! Viva la rebelión! Viva la AGYU!: Revolutionary Sundays and the Centre for Incidental Activisms
newsletter
Winter 2011

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