Elvia Rosa Castro

Elvia Rosa Castro
Alto Voltaje: Cuba por dentro
November 7th, 5:30 PM ELVEHJEM, L150
New Cuban Art: Brown bag lunch (in English)
November 8th, 12 – 1 PM, University Club, Rm 212


Events made possible thanks to the Brittingham Visiting Scholars Grant. Co-sponsored by the Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Center for Visual Cultures.

Video art in Cuba was introduced by Tania Bruguera’s movement Behavior Art in the 1990s. In general, it is a documentary type of video made with precarious technology. It is mainly used by artists as an extension of their primary practice and incorporated in exhibitions as video installations. This talk will present the short history of the medium and will reflect on how Cuban video relates to both reality and to more academic art practices.  All videos shown have English subtitles.