Cuban artist Roberto Diago will visit the College of Charleston March 1-3, 2018, ahead of the conclusion of his exhibition “La historia recordada” at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.
Diago, whose work focuses on the roots and role of slavery in Cuban history, will hold a meet-and-greet for students and faculty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the Cato Center Conference Room. Then at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Diago will give a gallery talk on the “La historia recordada” exhibition at the Halsey, which will be free and open to the public. The exhibit is part of the College’s semester-long program Cuba en el Horizonte, which examines this island nation’s history, politics, economy, culture and art.
On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the Halsey will host a public event at 2 p.m. where Diago will create a new installation for his exhibit. The installation, entitled “The Initials of the Earth,” will be comprised of metal buckets, water, cartons and canvas. The new installation, along with the exhibit, will close on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The art museum will hold special extended hours in honor of CofC’s Family Weekend on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for patrons to get a final view of Diago’s work.
To learn more about the artist, his work, or the exhibition and its events, visit the Halsey’s exhibitions webpage.