Late Colonial Era building with old U. S. cars in front
-- in the center (l. to r.) a 53 Chevy, a 52 Mercury, and a 51 Chevy. Photo
Grafitti in the Hemingway Bar.
Photo Marilyn Wong
||Focusing on the contribution of Chinese immigrants to Cuban culture,
this exhibition combines the work of Cuban artists with the photographic
perspectives of two recent visitors.
As a participant in a conference on the Chinese Diaspora in Latin America,
Dr. Marilyn Wong shares her first impressions through a series of traveler's
photographs. Dr. James Hirabayashi contributes his impressions of Santiago
and Havana as a part of his research into Asian influences in Cuba.
Liang Dominguez Fong's prints, hand-printed on rice paper, are informed
by traditional Chinese printmaking and inspired by her own Cuban-Chinese
identity. Liang is the daughter of renowned Cuban painter Flora Fong. Esterio
Segura's images and text speak to his own mixed African/Chinese/Hispanic
ancestry, while playing off the symbols of each. Tonel's (Antonio Eligio
Fernandez) photos and video are a commentary on the current economic and
political ties Cuba and China.
A video documentary on the Chinese in Cuba directed by Rigoberto Lopez,
"El Viaje Mas Largo (The Longest Journey)," will be shown during the exhibit.
A Walk on the Town was funded in part by a grant
and is a collaborative project with BorderZone Arts,