Race, Anthropology, and Politics in the Work of Wifredo Lam (Routledge Research in Art and Race) (Paperback)

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This book reinterprets Wifredo Lam's work with particular attention to its political implications, focusing on how these implications emerge from the artist's critical engagement with 20th-century anthropology. Field work conducted in Cuba, including the witnessing of actual Afro-Cuban religious ritual ceremonies and information collected from informants, enhances the interpretive background against which we can construe the meanings of Lam's art. In the process, Claude Cernuschi argues that Lam hoped to fashion a new hybrid style to foster pride and dignity in the Afro-Cuban community, as well as counteract the acute racism of Cuban culture.

About the Author


Claude Cernuschi is Professor of Art History at Boston College, USA.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032338323
ISBN-10: 1032338326
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Art and Race