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Friday, September 16, 2022 6pm

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This exhibition proposes a new approach to Cuban art through a historical reconstruction built from and through the production of artists of African heritage. Africans and their descendants have been the creators of much of the material cultures of the Americas, yet their contributions are seldom acknowledged, identified, attributed, and studied. Many of the Africans who survived the Middle Passage and landed in Cuba and other colonies came from areas, communities, and cultures with a long and rich history of visual production. Against significant odds, they were able to reconstruct kinship networks, historical African knowledge, sensibilities, techniques, and visual cues, which found their way into colonial and modern visual cultures. Identifying these contributions is no easy task, but most scholars, curators, and critics, steeped in Western methodologies and chronologies of the visual arts, have not even tried.

Ticket Web Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exhibition-opening-el-pasado-miomy-own-past-tickets-406238509317
Contact Info: Bronia Greskovicova-Chang, bgreskovicovachang@fas.harvard.edu, alari@fas.harvard.edu

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