Name: Michaelsen - paintings

Date:  1976 - 1984

Location:  Central America and the Caribbean

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: Eduardo Michaelsen

Confronting Bodies: Cuban government under Fidel Castro

Date of Action: 1980

Specific Location: Santiago de Cuba

Description of Artwork: His paintings and multi-media installations deal with Afro-Cuban imagery.

Description of Incident: In 1960 he was expelled from San Alejandro Academy of Art and the National Art School in Cubanacan, for political reasons. He got a job as a lithographer where he worked until 1971, when the Congress of Education and Culture led to official exclusion and censorship of many artists. He was fired as a result.

Results of Incident: In 1980 he left Cuba via Mariel to Key West, Florida. He now resides in San Francisco.

Source: "Outside Cuba", ed. Ileana Fuentes-Perez, Graciella Cruz-Taura, Ricardo Pau-Llosa

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