From Masquerades to Cultural Resistance - Detras del Muro
In collaboration with Iva Jankovic, Detras del Muro, The Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art, Curator Juanito Delgado & Loliet Marrero Delachaux and Minerva Art Academy.
The Supreme Exodus is an ongoing project that explore the creation of hybridized Asian - African textiles and costumes, researching on the history of the African, Asian textile trade in the Americas and their relation with Afro Cuban Yoruban tradition. Investigating the current migration of Latin Americans in the Americas. Starting in Groninger Museum as an initial ignition of the project and landing as children of African American Afrofuturist jazz player Sun Ra in the “Malecon” of Havana.
The project is based on Genetic ancestral studies from my DNA Sequencing and on an analysis of Sylvia Wynter’s 1973 Maskarade: A Jonkunnu Musical Play. The performance research on issues of postcolonial history, migration, cultural appropriation, Yoruba culture, Afro Latin-American identity and political transcultural theoretical praxes.
Photos: Jenny Sanchez - Shaldrian Gomez - Iva Jankovic
This project was made possible by the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund.
Exodo Supremo -- The Supreme Exodus Detras del Muro - 13th Havana Biennial - A project by Antonio Jose Guzman in collaboration with Iva Jankovic - Music by Antonio Jose Guzman, Gaston Joya and Alejandro Matamala - Curators: Juanito Delgado and Loliett Marrero Delachaux - Filmed by Kim van Haaster - Edited by Atelier GF Workstation