The Silkscreen Revolution: An Exhibit of Cuban Poster Art
October 15, Student Union Gallery, 4-6 PM
This exhibit assembles powerful works of popular poster art produced following the Cuban Revolution, offering a window into the history of the island and into a truly revolutionary chapter in graphic design. The posters in this exhibit rallied the Cuban people to the task of building a new society. With a unique graphic wit and exuberant colorful style, they helped organize massive sugar harvests and national literacy campaigns, promoted solidarity with liberation struggles around the globe, and celebrated Cuba’s cultural scene. A presentation by Lincoln Cushing, author of Revolucion!: Cuban Poster Art (2003), on the rich social and artistic history of these posters will be followed by a reception. This event is sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Africana Studies Program.
Assistant Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona