This documentary tells the story of prominent multimedia artist, Juan Roberto Diago (1972), who employs discarded materials. Diago understands the creative possibilities of recycling and bricolage and enriches his images by juxtaposing graffiti with racially contesting intent. He has labeled himself a “maroon artist” and his art work results in “cultural resistance”. In this documentary, Diago openly discusses issues of race and poverty in contemporary Cuba, as well as their representation in his paintings and installations. Directed and produced by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, MU professor of romance languages and literature.
Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:00pm
MU Student Center, 2501 (Leadership Auditorium)