María Magdalena Campos Cuban, b. 1959
Magdalena Campos' second diaspora has to do with her departure to the United States, where she has resided since 1991, and with the estrangement from her native language, her family and social and cultural context. Although this is very different from her initial diaspora, it has evoked almost identical feelings in the artist. Her life in a different milieu seems to have elicited in her not only rewards, happiness and joys, but discomforts, pains and conflicts similar to those suffered by her distant African relatives when they arrived on these strange lands on the other side of Atlantic, or the Black Atlantic. Mutatis mutandis, is it not always about the same diaspora?
Without Masks at Museo Nacional de Bellas ArtesCurated by Orlando Hernández 28 Jul - 22 Oct 2017Following successful exhibitions at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2010 and the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, in 2014, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Watch Hill Foundation...
Without Masks at Johannesburg Art GalleryCurated by Orlando Hernández 23 May 2010Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) The first succesfully exhibition of 'Without Masks: Contemporary Afrocuban Art' was at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) in 2010, to coincide with the hosting of the...
Opening of the exhibition "Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art" at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, CubaIn Context February 5, 2021Opening of the exhibition 'Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art' at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. Directed by: Eliot Fritel Interviews with: Chris von Christierson and Orlando Hernández