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In Commanding Prints, Afro-Cuban Artist Belkis Ayón Unites Mythology and Cultural Critique

by Sola Agustsson
, a salutation that translates to “greeting” in the Abakuán language, welcomes Belkis Ayón’s first solo show in the United States to the Fowler museum. After Ayón’s death in 1999, the Afro-Cuban artist’s body of work was declared a patrimony by the Cuban government and was not allowed out of the country until recently. Ayón’s mysterious black-and-white prints appear as an obscure treasure that has just been uncovered, so it is fitting that her work be centered on the mythology of the Abakuá, an... [more]
Posted by Sola Agustsson on 1/12/17