Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present
On view: February 2nd – May 5th, 2017
Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center
Juan Roberto Diago is a leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, which has valiantly denounced the persistence of racism and discrimination in Cuban society. This exhibition of twenty-five mixed-media and installation artworks traces Diago’s vibrant career from the mid-1990s, when he began to construct a revisionist history of the Cuban nation from the experience of a person of African descent. It is a history of enslavement and cultural loss, but also of resilience and recovery, the kind of history that is required in this Afro-Cuban present.