Printmaking as Resistance: Echoes on the Wall – Panel Discussion on the Legacies of the Cuban Revolutionary Poster

Liuba Gonzalez de Armas

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Oct 17, 2020

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What happens to the poster when the protest ends? This session gives a brief introduction to the Cuban poster movement of the 1960s and 70s, which flourished following the Revolution of 1959. Eclectic in form and message, these images straddled realms of activism and avant-garde design while circulating domestically and internationally. The presentation lays the groundwork for a panel discussion on the legacies and afterlives of Cuban political posters, including archiving and conservation, cultural criticism, and influence on the visual culture of protest in Cuba and beyond. The panelists include Cuban graphic designer Giselle Monzón, US American archivist Lincoln Cushing, and Cuban artist Hamlet Lavastida.

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Featured image: Asela Pérez and The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL). International week of solidarity with Latin America (April 19 to 25). Silkscreen poster, c. 1970. 33 x 54.6 cm

This panel is a part of Printmaking In the Expanded Field: Printmaking as Resistance and is funded by the Edmonton Arts Council through the Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant. For info on all programming, please click here.

Liuba González de Armas is a Cuban-born cultural worker, researcher, and emerging curator. She holds an MA in Art History from McGill University, where she examined the image of women in Cuban domestic political posters of the 1960s and 70s. She has worked at Latitude 53, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Smithsonian National Museum of (U.S.) American History, and currently works as Young Curator at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Through her work, she approaches contemporary Canadian art hemispherically by tracing shared experiences, struggles, and grounds for solidarity between people across the Americas.

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