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Cuban Cinema Series: Diago: Artista Apalencado/ Diago: A Maroon Artist (2013)

28 min. Spanish; English subtitles

Directed and produced by Juana-María Cordones-Cook

 

A documentary about prominent multimedia artist Juan Roberto Diago, who works with discarded materials. Diago understands the creative possibilities of recycling and bricolage; he has labeled himself a “maroon artist,” his artwork a form of “cultural resistance.” In this documentary, Diago openly discusses issues of race and poverty in contemporary Cuba, as well as their representation in his paintings and installations. 


Un documental sobre el destacado artista multimedia Juan Roberto Diago, que trabaja con materiales reciclados. Diago comprende las posibilidades creativas de reciclaje y bricolaje; Se ha denominado "artista marrón", su obra de arte es una forma de "resistencia cultural". En este documental, Diago abiertamente discute temas de raza y pobreza en la Cuba contemporánea, así como su representación en sus pinturas e instalaciones.