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Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

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Postales de la guerra ("War Postcards") , 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 51 1/8 X 76 3/4 In. © The Shelley and Donald Rubin Private Collection
Drapetomanía: Grupo Antillano and the Art of Afro-Cuba

17 West 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
March 7th, 2014 - July 18th, 2014
Opening: March 7th, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://the8thfloor.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
PHONE:  
646.839.5908
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday-Friday 11-5 pm
TAGS:  
afro-cuban, Cuban, sculpture, mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

Drapetomanía explores the “forgotten” visual arts and cultural movement of Grupo Antillano, which thrived between 1978 and 1983. The group emphasized the centrality of African practices in Cuban national culture. The exhibition will feature works by artists who belonged to Grupo Antillano, as well as contemporary Cuban artists.

Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Professor of African and African and African American Studies at Harvard University, this exhibition is a collaboration between The 8th Floor and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, with support from the Ford Foundation and the Christopher Reynolds Foundation.

Grupo Antillano Home Page

For information regarding the Artist Luncheon on March 7th, please visit The 8th Floor webpage

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