[ by Steffanie Munguia | Sophomore Biology Major and Honor Student ]
Have you visited the current exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, SubRosa: The Language of Resistance? If not, you still have time to check it out. The show runs till December 7th, 2013.
The exhibition has created local buzz, prompting a feature on WEDU’s “Arts Plus.” The crew from WEDU visited the exhibition and compiled a short video including an interview with Noel Smith and Margaret Miller with highlights from SubRosa. Whether you plan to come in and see the exhibition or not, be sure to watch this great clip!
SubRosa highlights works of dissident artists from six countries: Iran, China, Palestine, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Cuba. Though separated by thousands of miles, each of the featured artists share a common theme, using art to express opposition to political oppression.
Along with the cultural diversity represented in SubRosa, there is also great diversity in the mediums chosen by the artists. Ramon Esono Ebale (Equatorial Guinea) is a self-taught graphic novelist, while Cuban artists Jose Toirac and Meira Marrero’s works include a series of sculptures.
Watch the full broadcast here: http://video.wedu.org/video/2365104560/