• Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), Caribbean Dream, 2011

    Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco), Caribbean Dream, 2011

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25 April 2012

On Wednesday 25 April, two Cuban artists - Lesbia Vent DuMois and Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco) will speak and show some short video clips at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.  Both artists are included in the exhibition Beyond the Frame, at Cork Street Gallery, London until 28 April. 

Lesbia Vent DuMois and Eduardo Roca Salazar (Choco) are both long-standing artists with much experience of leading the fine arts in Cuba. They have both donated art works to the exhibition Beyond the Frame in support of the Miami Five. They will speak about the role of culture within the revolution in Cuba; the significance of the fine arts in particular; why so many Cuban and UK based artists have donated work to support the Miami Five as well as discussing artistic technique.

The exhibition is also being staged to raise awareness of the Miami Five, five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the United States for 13 years. Loosely referencing the exhibition’s title, some Cuban artists have selected works that engage with the concept of a frame’s boundaries while others look beyond it, taking the ideals of the Five, who have never wavered in their beliefs, as a metaphor for the principles of Cuban society. Central to the exhibition will be artwork by two of the Five, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernández, both of whom have taken up art while in prison.

Location: 3.105 at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.
Time: 12-2pm

This talk is organised jointly between the School of Philosophy and Art History, ESCALA and the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Beyond the Frame: Contemporary Cuban Art is organised in collaboration with the National Council of Visual Arts, Havana and Cuba Solidarity Campaign, London.

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