Grupo Antillano

Grupo Antillano

Ever Cervino, Family on the Pond, 2000. Courtesy of The Cooper Gallery.

What does it mean to be Cuban? That’s a complicated question, bound to evoke different answers, depending on whom you ask. Raoul Castro might say one thing, Marco Rubio another; the descendant of a Spanish sugar producer or an African slave’s great-great grandchild something else again. For a group of Cuban artists known as Grupo Antillano, the answer, proclaimed in their 1978 manifesto, was: "We are Latin-Africans." Read more

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