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Miami Beach public votes to acquire installation by Cuban artist Juana Valdés from Art Basel fair

Gabriella Angeleti originally published on TheArtNewsPaper.com


The city of Miami Beach has voted to acquire a work by the Cuban artist Juana Valdés for its public collection. Valdés explores themes related to Afro-Cuban migration in her work; her winning piece, Colored Bone China Rags (2017), comprises a series of earth-toned textiles cast in porcelain that are horizontally arranged from lightest to darkest as a reference to colourism and domestic work within the African diaspora. It is on view art Art Basel in Miami Beach, on the stand of Miami-based gallery Spinello Projects.

Juana Valdés, Colored Bone China Rags, 2017Courtesy the artist and Spinello Projects, Miami


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