New book: TO AND FROM UTOPIA IN THE NEW CUBAN ART

The University of Minnesota Press has just published Rachel Weiss’ To and From Utopia in the New Cuban Art. Here is the press’ description of wht looks like a fascinating book:

In this spectacularly illustrated volume, Rachel Weiss offers the definitive critical history of the new Cuban art, exploring its remarkable artistic accomplishments and its role as catalyst for, and site of, public debate. To and from Utopia in the New Cuban Art identifies a renewed idealism among the artists about the potential role of culture in Cuban society. 

PRAISE FOR TO AND FROM UTOPIA IN THE NEW CUBAN ART:

“Rachel Weiss is a major expert on contemporary art in Cuba. Her knowledge is the result of profound research and, more importantly, of her very active personal involvement. Her discussions on the ‘New Cuban Art’ are the result of a social and contextual approach, bursting with sharp views, provocative ideas, and personal experiences. To and from Utopia in the New Cuban Art is the most important historical publication on the subject, and everyone who reads it will learn about Cuba and what’s more: will live Cuba.” —Gerardo Mosquera

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  

Rachel Weiss is a writer, curator, and educator who has been traveling to and writing about Cuba since 1986. She is professor of arts administration and policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has published extensively on contemporary art.

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book’s webpage:

http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/W/weiss_utopia.html

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