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Art Exhibit: Swimming on Dry Land/Nadar en Seco
September 5, 2019 - December 18, 2019
St. Olaf College’s Flaten Art Museum hosts Swimming on Dry Land/Nadar en seco, an exhibit that features video and installation work by interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco.
Over the past three decades, the Cuban-American artist has remained committed to issues related to the production of knowledge, gender, race, and power. Building on those themes, this exhibition explores the intersections of historicity, memory, absence, and the challenge that poetic license and critical vision represent for the Cuban revolution.
Of her work Fusco notes, “Visitors to Cuba invariably arrive because they are obsessed with its past. For Cubans, however, there is an ongoing struggle, both to shape a vision of a postrevolutionary future and to address suppressed events from the past and present. My work is part of that effort.” As Fusco grapples with Cuba’s impact on her own political vision, she questions the country’s mythological place in collective global consciousness.