Pioneros: Building Cuba´s Socialist Childhood

Exhibition on view from September 17 to October 1, 2015 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design/The New School, New York. Co – curated with sociologist Maria Antonia Cabrera Arús.

Pioneros: Building Cuba’s Socialist Childhood is an unprecedented exhibition of the material world of childhood in Cuba through the decades of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The exhibition explores the relationship between the political and the material orders in Cuban socialism. It offers a portrait of the effects of global and national politics on the material environment and in everyday life. It also shows the resilience of some individual practices to politics. The exhibit features over three-hundred items, including toys, furniture, books, clothing, appliances, and children ephemera from the 1960s to the 1980s, as well as photographs. The exhibit also showcases posters, television shows, and recorded music from the period.

For more info: https://cubamaterial.com/pioneros/