Through Posters, a Dialogue about Cuba’s Future

Repeating Islands

cartel-pulido-por-otra-720341-203x300Christine Armario (Associated Press) writes about a poster exhibition held in Miami earlier this month (May 4) by State of SATS, an activist group attempting to foster civil society and stimulate discussion about Cuba’s future. The group’s leader, Antonio Rodiles, is in Miami to promote a campaign demanding that Cuba implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ratify two United Nations covenants the government signed in 2008 protecting civil, political, social and economic rights. The works will later be on view in Havana. Here are excerpts:

In one poster, Raul and Fidel Castro ride in a hot air balloon made of newspapers. Their fingers are plugged into their ears, drowning out any noise around them. A blue bird similar to the Twitter icon flies nearby, its beak threatening to punch a hole and send them to the ground.  In another, a Havana street is lined with banners hanging from streetlights…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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