Film Screening & Discussion of “Diago, artista apalencado / A Maroon Artist”

Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00pm

MU Student Center, 2501 (Leadership Auditorium) 38.94276851210434, -92.32673510370483

This documentary tells the story of prominent multimedia artist, Juan Roberto Diago (1972), who employs discarded materials. Diago understands the creative possibilities of recycling and bricolage and enriches his images by juxtaposing graffiti with racially contesting intent. He has labeled himself a “maroon artist” and his art work results in “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. Directed and produced by Juanamaría Cordones-Cook, MU professor of romance languages and literature.

Sponsored by the MU Black History Month Committee

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Films, Students, Diversity, Faculty, International, Staff

Cost

Free and open to the public.

Contact Name

Department of Black Studies

Contact Phone

573-882-6229

Contact Email

bromary@missouri.edu

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