NEW EXHIBITION

At pen point

From January 9 to January 31, 2023
“Cosponsored by the FIU Cuban Research Institute and the Special Collections and Archives”

Green Library,
FIU Modesto Maidique,
Campus, Miami

This exhibition summarizes the work of a group of graphic humor artists who, through the publications Xel2 and Matraca, have systematically made the Cuban reality visible, with its deepest contrasts, deficiencies and, above all, the fight for democracy, rights and freedom in Cuba.

The caricatures of these artists allow hundreds of citizens to hear the echo of their own voice vibrating in drawings and illustrations, in jokes and cartoons. The force they gain from their messages has inevitably made them the target of the repressive machinery, which lacks the resources to counter the power of satirical messages. That is why, in their general attack against all free expression, the repressive apparatus of the Cuban State persecutes graphic humorists.

At pen point is a tribute to the work of Cuban graphic humorists and a denouncement of their persecution.

Garrincha
Mary Esther
Mary Esther
Fabián
Ramsés
Brady
Irán
Fabián
Take the art with you
Irán
Wimar
Mary Esther
Wimar
Brady
Ramsés
Lauzán
Lauzán
Mary Esther
Brady
Ramsés
Wimar

Contemporary Cuban graphic humor, art and satire that embodies the protest in Cuba

The expansion of access to digital technology and the Internet has also opened a ground for Cuban graphic humor to proliferate and articulate a community of creators who put their art and creativity at the service of the most pressing discussions of current Cuban society. transnational, but in constant interaction between those “inside” and those “outside”.

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Matraca is a satire and graphic humor publication created by elTOQUE. It was born in October 2022, after the closure of Xel2, to continue giving bureaucrats, repressors, hypocrites and prudes headaches. It is a tool for denouncing and exercising citizenship.
Matraca is a satire and graphic humor publication created by elTOQUE. It was born in October 2022, after the closure of Xel2, to continue giving bureaucrats, repressors, hypocrites and prudes headaches. It is a tool for denouncing and exercising citizenship.
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