September 5 – December 8, 2013Tufts University Art Gallery Tisch Gallery 40 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: “My Mother Told Me” at Tufts University, MA. -Internationally recognized for her large-format Polaroid photographs and immersive, multi-media environments, Boston-based, Afro-Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has pioneered a distinctive aesthetic melding photography, performance, video, sound, and sculpture. Her work has largely addressed autobiographical issues such as her relationship with her mother and with Cuba, motherhood, family, exile, and, the sugar industry and slave trade in Matanzas, her hometown. She is descended from Nigerian/Yoruban, Chinese, and Hispanic ancestors and her work is infused with the spiritual traditions of her multi-ethnic heritage.
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