Identity, Memory, and Diaspora: Voices of Cuban-American Artists, Writers, and Philosophers
Jorge J. E. Gracia, Lynette Bosch, and Isabel Alvarez Borland ed.
State University of New York Press Albany, New York 2007
This fascinating volume contains interviews with nineteen prominent Cuban-American artists, writers, and philosophers who tell their stories and share what they consider important for understanding their work. Struggling with issues of Cuban-American identity in particular and social identity in general, they explore such questions as how they see themselves, how they have dealt with the diaspora and their memories, what they have done to find a proper place in their adopted country, and how their work has been influenced by the experience. Their answers reveal different perspectives on art, literature, and philosophy, and the different challenges encountered personally and professionally. The interviews are gathered into three groups: nine artists, six writers, and four philosophers. An introductory essay for each group is included, and the interviews are accompanied by brief biographical notes, along with samples of the work of those interviewed.
TWO SLICES: Paintings by Alberto Rey
Documentary Video by Brooke Maroldi
Teaching Workshop Video from Solo Exhibition
By Barbara Lattanzi Castellani Museum Niagara University, NY