AfroCuba focuses on the rich AfroCuban influence in the visual art of Cuba during the post-revolutionary period. It represents the first opportunity for U.S. audiences to appreciate nearly four decades of artistic production shaped by the influential forces of AfroCuban religion, social struggle, questions of cultural heritage, and personal and diplomatic relations with Africa.
Representing the work of twenty-six artists residing in Havana and Santiago de Cuba,AfroCuba includes sixty prints and drawings masterfully executed in a variety of techniques, among them lithography, collagraph, woodcut, screen print, and ink and crayon drawing.
The book includes essays by curator and art historian Judith Bettelheim, an expert on the African diaspora, with a foreword by Keith Morrison, an essay by Cuban artist and curator Alexis Esquivel, excerpts from David Mateo's Looking at Cuban Printmaking (Havana 2001), and a technical glossary by Sylvia Solochek Walters. Cuban artist and critic Tonel (Antonio Eligio Fernández) served as curatorial consultant.