Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits

11_08_Coco Fusco_La confesión_2015.jpgLa confesión (2015)

Thursday, November 8th, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.

2015, Cuba / USA, multiple formats, 65 min + discussion, Coco Fusco in person.

Acclaimed artist and writer Coco Fusco will present two recent works in the program Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits at Conversations at the Edge on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. For more than 30 years, Coco Fusco has explored notions of race, identity, and power through video and performance.

The program will include La confesión (2015) and La botella al mar de María Elena (2015). Both created in 2015, La confesión explores the public confession of poet and accused counterrevolutionary Heberto Padilla, while La botella al mar de María Elena focuses on the state intimidation of political reformer María Elena Cruz Varela. These portraits examine the relationship of art and artists to our contemporary political moment while charting a legacy of regime power and control over information.

Conversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today. CATE is organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank.

Read More:

Coco Fusco in conversation with Laila Pedro. Brooklyn Rail, October 5, 2015

Fusco, Coco. “The Revolution Is Dead – But Long Lives the State!” e-flux Journal 56th Venice Biennale, August 1, 2015

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