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“Frames of Cuba” lecture by Rachel Perera Weingeist

On Wednesday, October 23, at 4:00 p.m. prior to the opening of the Video Cubano exhibition, Rachel Perera Weingeist, Senior Advisor to The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation,  will present a talk on video and contemporary art in Cuba, “Frames of Cuba.”

Traveling throughout the island, Weingeist has had the opportunity to engage with a dynamic community of artists.  Three years ago, Video Cubano began as an experiment to engage with artists who rarely have the opportunity to exhibit their work outside of Cuba and who have traditionally been excluded from publicly funded exhibitions due to US sanctions. Beginning as an open call for video art, Video Cubano inaugurated in 2010 at The 8th Floor and subsequently toured the country. The current iteration of Video Cubano at The College of New Jersey is enhanced by new works by recent graduates of the esteemed Instituto Superior del Arte (ISA) and world-renowned artists such as José Toirac and Sandra Ramos. Weingeist’s conversation will focus on the evolution of the project, working primarily with Cuban artists in Cuba, and how video art as an accessible medium relates to her work fostering cross-cultural dialogue.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building (AIMM), room 102. For directions and parking please click here.