Cuban Art III: Within the Revolution everything! Cuban art after the Revolution

Lecture three will look at how Cuban art transformed after the triumph of Castro’s 1959 Revolution. As well as discussing the context of the period, we will see how Cuban photography and art was produced to support the Revolution. Specific focus will be given to the works of Alberto Korda, Raúl Martinez and Servando Cabrero Moreno. The lecture will look at the hope that the Revolution inspired and how art eventually became a form of propaganda for the State and the way in which artists were gradually censored during the 1970s and the quinquenio gris. This section of the lecture will look at the works of Antonia Eiriz, Flavio Garciandia and Umberto Peña. 

This is the third talk of Cuban Art series (5 classes in total) which is designed as an exciting journey through the history of art of the region. We encourage you to take the advantage of the whole package and book ‘Cuban Art Course’ ticket at a discount rate (video recordings from previous talks are included).

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Jasmine Chohan
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Jasmine Chohan is an Associate Lecturer and a final-year PhD student at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She specialises in Contemporary Cuban Art, Global Biennials, Contemporary Asian Art and Contemporary British Diaspora Art. Having first studied Cuban art at the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts in Havana, Jasmine later completed a course in Art History at the University of Havana in 2015. She continued her work in Cuba by working as an artistic producer and translator for the 12th Havana Biennial.

More recently, Jasmine has been researching the history of British Diaspora artists. She has been collaborating with groups such as the 1989 Collective and the Brilliant Club’s Scholars Programme to reach out to secondary schools in outer London boroughs to ensure the dissemination of this pertinent history to the next generation. To reinforce this work, Jasmine has recently collaborated with the Arts Cabinet to write the introduction to their upcoming publication on Art and Migration.

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