Contemporary Cuban voices come to the Mattress Factory this October. The show, titled Queloides/Keloids: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art, is curated by Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodriguez and features thirteen artists, who work in a variety of media. The exhibits continue a curatorial dialogue Fuente and Rodriguez began in 1997 and continued in 1999, with Keloids I, Keloids II, and Neither Musicians nor Athletes.
Mattress Factory Co-Directors Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk, along with PR Director Jeffery Inscho, Development Associate Claudia Giannini, and Exhibition Coordinator Owen Smith will be traveling to Cuba to visit with the artists and curators. I'll occasionally be checking in with Jeffery's travel blog.