Belkis Ayón Manso(Havana, 1967-1999)

Belkis Ayón is the unusual case of a woman who devoted her brief but intense artistic career to recreating the cultural and spiritual heritage of a religious group of African origin, known in Cuba as the Abakuá Secret Society, which hasthe peculiarity of being an all-male society. Despite the fact that it does not admit any woman as a member, the main protagonist of the mythology and rituals of the society was a female named Sikán.

Yo te di el poder (I gave you the power)
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Technique: Collography on heavy paper
Size: 94.5 x 67.5 cm

Theme: religion ritual
Yo te di el poder (I gave you the power)
Year:
Technique: Collography on heavy paper
Size: 94.5 x 67.5 cm

Concept: religion ritual
Belkis Ayón Manso(Havana, 1967-1999)

Belkis Ayón is the unusual case of a woman who devoted her brief but intense artistic career to recreating the cultural and spiritual heritage of a religious group of African origin, known in Cuba as the Abakuá Secret Society, which hasthe peculiarity of being an all-male society. Despite the fact that it does not admit any woman as a member, the main protagonist of the mythology and rituals of the society was a female named Sikán.

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