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VISIONARY APONTE

11 05 19 / 12 01 19
GALERIA ORIENTE – PARQUE DE CESPEDES, SANTIAGO DE CUBA

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom takes as its point of departure an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings.” Its creator was José Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter, artist,and former soldier who was also the leader of an ambitious antislavery conspiracy in Cuba in 1812. During his trial, Aponte was forced […]

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