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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