This special exhibition focuses on two of the most celebrated Cuban artists working today, Manuel Mendive and Eduardo “Choco” Roca Salazar. Both men draw inspiration from their Afro-Cuban heritage. However, their choices of different subject matter and divergent styles underscore the manifold ways revolution and race continue to be interpreted and understood in Cuba. A collaboration between Kristin Schwain (Associate Professor of American Art) and Juanamaría Cordones-Cook (Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of Romance Languages), this exhibition is the centerpiece of an international conference to be held at the University of Missouri–Columbia from April 27–30, 2016.
For more on the conference, check out the website!