Reflections on the Black Atlantic: Maria Magdalena Campos-PonsReflections on the Black Atlantic: Maria Magdalena Campos-Ponshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/84952Chase Auditorium2009-02-26T16:30:002009-02-26T18:00:00
February 26, 4:30PM
The Art & Cultural Identity Lecture series of the CPGC presents a talk by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.
Art and Cultural Identity Speaker Series
In association with Carol Solomon’s Art and Cultural Identity course, Haverford College Center for Peace & Global Citizenship and The Hurford Humanities Center are sponsoring a series of public lectures by visiting artists. Art and Cultural Identity is an interdisciplinary examination of the issues, with texts by Bhabba, Fanon, Hall, Said, and others. Concepts discussed in the course include exile, displacement, diaspora, alienation, transnationalism, hybridity, and cosmopolitanism. Topics of discussions include cultural imperialism, orientalism, and cultural property debates.
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons:
Of Nigerian descent, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons was born and raised in Cuba in the small sugar plantation town of La Vega in the province of Matanzas. In 1976, she enrolled at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana and then studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte, also in Havana. She first came to the United States in 1988 as an exchange student at the Massachusetts College of Art and settled permanently in Boston in 1991. Since 1997, she has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Campos-Pons sometimes uses her own body as a subject. Variously painted, marked, or otherwise adorned, she draws upon the traditions of Yoruba and Afro-Cuban religious ritual in the exploration of the rootedness and rootlessness of her displaced identity.
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