Art Exhibition—“Diago: The Pasts of this Cuban Present”


Guest curated by Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University), Diago: The Pasts of this Cuban Present” opens on October 24, 2019, and runs through January 19, 2020, at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum.

Description: A leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, visual artist Juan Roberto Diago (b. 1971) has produced a body of work that offers a revisionist history of the Cuban nation. This retrospective traces Diago’s singular efforts to construct new pasts; the pasts required to explain the racial tensions of contemporary Cuba, the pasts of this Afro-Cuban present.

Guest curated by Dr. Alejandro de la Fuente (Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies, Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and Chair of the Cuba Studies Program at Harvard University) and presented in collaboration with the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) with support from Cernuda Arte, Eric G. and Donna Johnson, and Laura Hull for their invaluable support of this project.

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