Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom Little Haiti

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Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom

Now through   -  Jan 20 2018

December 8, 2017 – January 20, 2018

Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom


Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom considers an extraordinary—now lost— “Book of Paintings” by José Antonio Aponte, a free black carpenter, artist, and former soldier who led an ambitious antislavery conspiracy in Cuba. During his 1812 trial, Aponte was forced to describe each picture in the book. Fifteen contemporary artists have reimagined Aponte’s lost art for today, inviting us to think about the role of art and history in shaping social and political change.


Auxiliary programming will include:

VIP Vernissage Brunch*: Friday, December 8, 10am-12pm (*Admission by Invitation / Art Basel VIP)

Artist Roundtable: Friday, December 8, 12-2pm

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Little Haiti Cultural Complex


212-260 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 756-3037

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