"The Cuban revolution headed by Fidel Castro (b. 1926) began on January 1, 1959, after Cuban military dictator Fulgencio Batista (1901–1973) fled the country. Since that time Cuba has been headed by a nationalist, revolutionary government. The prime mover of the revolutionary process has been Fidel Castro himself, although his brother Raúl Castro took over in August 2006 when the 80-year-old president underwent major abdominal surgery."
"Mexican artist Nahum B. Zenil has said: “I have always felt the need for self-analysis in my work in order to accept myself and the way I live. I have always felt marginalized in my life and have experienced a great sense of solitude. In my art I’ve tried to effect a communication between the members of society and myself.” This statement contains the essential kernel of meaning in his highly complex and invariably self-referential art."
"Marta María was also a pioneer in the use of her own body within Cuban contemporary photography. Perhaps it was a chance discovery or self-discovery of her body during her pregnancy (1986), since many of her first works were related with the mysteries of motherhood, like the series To Conceive (1986.)"
Interview with Lance Wyman, who helped create the '68 Olympics signage, about "Olympics identity: how it came to be, the cultural signifiers it contains, the ways political events surrounding the Games impacted its reading, and his feelings about the identity system nearly five decades later."