This exhibit of powerful posters, magazines, and films –– which the OSPAAAL published in four languages and distributed globally for a half century –– provides a clear window into how the OSPAAAL set the tone for solidarity politics worldwide. Produced in Cuba, with the collaboration of activists around the globe, these striking works played a pivotal role in generating international solidarity with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, the anti-apartheid struggle, and other social movements. Revealing connections between geographically distant activists and shedding light on the roots of contemporary political movements, this exhibit is an eye-opening, transformational encounter with the most significant solidarity movement of the twentieth century.
Anne Garland Mahler, PhD, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia, Author of From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity (2018)
This exhibition provides vivid and essential insight into the historical movement to create a radical, transnational alliance against imperialism. The creative expressions this movement inspired, and the questions they raise, are vital to contemplate today. Tricontinental ’66 and Other Acts of Liberation will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the meeting of art, anti-imperialism, and the shaping of new social imaginaries.
Debra Lennard, Curatorial Fellow at the James Gallery, City College of New York, Curator of Notes on Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in Print (2019)