From time to time, we seek out and review some of the newest books on Cuban art that think our readers will enjoy. Our selection for this month includes two wonderful new books on contemporary art in Cuba:
New Art of Cuba written by Luis Camnitzer (born 1937), a German-born Uruguayan artist and academic, currently living in the United States. “New Art of Cuba” explains in depth, Cuba and its visual productions as well as provides a deeper understanding of Latin American art. “Camnitzer treats the key issues of the role of art in a socialist nation, the artists’ dilemma of individuality versus social commitment, censorship, and access and lack thereof. His direct, almost conversational style makes for an informative and consciousness-raising reading. The artists emerge as distinct individuals.” (Amazon.com) “New Art of Cuba” provides the reader with a deeper understanding of art today in the rapidly changing nation of Cuba.
Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art (English and Spanish Edition) is available in hardcover and also paperback. Edited by Alejandro de la Fuente, UCIS Research Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. De la Fuente and Elio Rodríguez Valdés curated the exhibit, which was originally hosted at the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art in Havana, Cuba, and transferred to the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Queloides is put together presented artistic works from the art exhibit itself, works illustrating the issue of the persistence of racism and racial discrimination in contemporary Cuba.Read more about the Queloides: Race and Racism in Contemporary Cuban art exhibit here on Ateneo Art Cuba.
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