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Lunch On Fridays: David Hart
Cuban Identity, Installation Art and the Anti-Monument

January 30 2015

When 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Where George Gund Building, Aitken Auditorium

Lunch On Fridays: David Hart
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Spend a lunch hour learning about the latest in art and design during these Friday lectures. Each lecture features a variety of artists and designers from around the world, including CIA faculty and visiting artists. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Hart will speak about the work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons (b. 1959), an Afro-Cuban multimedia artist born and educated in Cuba (lives in Boston), who created a series of three complex multimedia installations titled The History of People Who Were Not Heroes. Exhibited in museums and art galleries, these works function as conceptual monuments that bring attention to the exclusion of poor, black Cubans—including slaves that were the artist’s ancestors—currently and in the past from public monuments and historical narratives. "Based on research I argue that Campos-Pons’ installations are not only a critique of history’s exclusions but result in what James E. Young has described as “…antiheroic, often ironic and self-effacing conceptual installations marking the national ambivalence and uncertainty…” of our era."

Cleveland Institute of Art is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


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