This Sunday, July 10, Cuban exile civil organizations will present the “Screams Without Sound” exhibition in Miami. They will display posters commemorating the protests against the Castro dictatorship in Cuba from July 11, 2021. In parallel, the Rouyn-Noranda Art Museum in Quebec, Canada, will exhibit works by artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, a political prisoner of Miguel Díaz-Canel.
“Screams Without Sound” will be sponsored by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and the Umbrella Art Foundation. These will compile a series of works by young graphic artists who documented the Cuban people’s cry for freedom and the repressive response of the communist dictatorship.
According to a press release from the organizers to which El American had access, the poster exhibition is a way of rescuing the art from the hands of Cuba’s communist leaders, who have used the form of expression as a weapon of political propaganda to defend their repressive regime.
In this way, Cuban exiles appropriate a tool of the dictatorship to pay tribute to its victims, promote the ideas of freedom, give visibility to political prisoners, and denounce and document the reality that the Caribbean Island is going through.
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The event in South Florida will also offer poetry recitals and special presentations of Cuban protest music. Artists and personalities of Cuban origin such as Yasser Castellanos, Luis Luisovoch (Feca), El Annelys Casanova, En Cualquier Esquina Club, Day H, Lexter Savio, Kiele and David, and D’Omni.
Ana Olema, artist, producer, activist, and collaborator of El American, will also participate as speaker and organizer of the event.
In Miami, the exhibition will be held in the Latin Quarter, at 1463 8th Street, between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. On the other hand, Otero Alcántara’s show will be open in Quebec until October 2.