October 7, 2011–January 8, 2012

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Journeys

  • Sugar/Bittersweet, 2010. Mixed-media installation, including wood, glass, raw sugar, metal, video, and stereo sound; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Stephen Petegorsky

The Cuban-born artist María Magdelena Campos-Pons creates photographs, video, and multi-media installations that tell the story of the survival of African cultures by evoking rites, myths, and narratives that have evolved through generations. Her work symbolically follows the history of the slave trade from her family’s origin in Nigeria to Cuba, where they worked in the sugar industry, to present-day Boston, where Campos-Pons now works and teaches.

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Journeys is organized by the Frist Art Museum.

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