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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami



Summer Intensive 2024: Afro-Cuba: Contemporary Art and Ritual

Aug 13 – 16, 2024
In this Knight Summer Art and Research intensive program, ICA Miami focuses on the contemporary art and rituals of Afro-Cuba. These seminars are led by scholars of Caribbean cultural studies and aesthetics, anthropology and religious studies, providing students with a dynamic background and approach to Afro-Cuban art and culture. Through a variety of aesthetic, ethnographic, historical, and socio-cultural methods, students will learn about the works of Black Cuban artists along with the complex histories and lived traditions of Afro-Cuban rituals. The seminars will be followed by a day-long symposium at ICA Miami, where seminar leaders will give public lectures that will build from the week-long discussions. Seminars participation is by application only and the symposium will be open to the public upon registration.
When I Am Not Here / Estoy Allá, Tríptico I, 1996. Triptych of Polaroid Polacolor Pro photographs. Unframed: approx. 66 x 56 cm (26 x 22 in.) each; Framed: approx. 100 x 79.4 x 6.4 cm (39 1/4 x 31 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.) each; Approx. 100 x 238.2 x 6.4 cm (39 1/4 x 93 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.) overall. West Palm Beach, Florida, Norton Museum of Art, purchased through the R. H. Norton Trust