Oct 152012

The book cover of Queloides – Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art.

Thought provoking.  Challenging.  Watch this video of the Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art exhibit featuring the works of Cuban artists Pedro Álvarez, Manuel Arenas, Belkis Ayón, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Roberto Diago, Alexis Equivel, Armando Mariño, René Peña, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Douglas Pérez, Elio Rodíguez, Meira Marrero and José Toirac. The exhibit first opened in Havana at the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art in Havana, Cuba, and transferred to the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The subject of racism in Cuba was examined as the theme in this art exhibition.

If you missed the exhibition, you can still treasure the works of the artists in this wonderful book Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art and can purchase a copy of it from Amazon – the image on the left will take you directly to their website. Read more of the book review here: and a discussion on the exhibit and racism in contemporary Cuban art here:  This book is a welcome addition to any art collectors library on the great works of Cuban art.




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