Tricontinental Acts of Solidarity opens at The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative at The University of Virginia in November 2019.
Notes on Solidarity : Tricontinentalism in Print
The intent of this project is to create a provocation examining acts of liberation from imperialism and colonialism through multiple avenues of creative expression both contemporary and from the revolutionary era of the 1960’s and ’70’s.
The historical artifacts come from a time when many of the world’s non-aligned movements came together to challenge empire, here and notably in the 1966 Tricontinental Conference in Havana, Cuba. The meeting in Havana and the speech there by Amilcar Cabral was part of the inspiration of Cuba’s subsequent military involvement in S.W. Africa and ultimately led to the defeat of the apartheid regime in Pretoria and the liberation of Angola and Namibia. The significance of these events have been popularized in people’s cultural expression and are here reemphasized and contextualized anew through film, music, discussions and the graphic arts.
The project features a rare exhibition of posters produced by and with the cooperation of Cuba’s O.S.P.A.A.A.L. (Organización de Solidaridad de los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina). The display of the original posters and original copies of the Tricontinental Journals (which were contributed to the exhibit from O.S.P.A.A.A.L.) continues to give amplification and inspiration to aspirations of third world liberation movements and similar campaigns within in the US.
Tricontinental ‘66 And Other Acts of Liberation is a multi-disciplinary exhibition produced by HotHouse with support from Casa O.S.P.A.A.A.L.
HotHouse has developed a travelling exhibition that includes original graphic materials, emphemera, interviews with principal participants, films, journals and other cultural products. For inquiries on rentals please contact us.