Negrito - Manuel Arenas, 2011
Sandblasted gold leaf, stainless steel pet food bowl
2 1/4 x 10 in. (diam.)
This edition is based on the artwork Artificial Breathing, exhibited as part of the Queloides: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art. Negrito (little Negro) is an ironic, endearing term that refers, allegedly, to acceptance and racial tolerance. This piece makes reference to the hierarchical relationships that mark the existence of individuals of the black race as people of lower standing and quality. The dog bowl is an invitation to think about the hidden meanings of supposedly innocuous expressions such as "Negrito."
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