Cuban artists to exhibit artwork about slavery at UNESCO in Paris

They also remembered that the trafficking and exploitation of human beings continue to be taking place throughout the world.

They explained that despite the diversity of their approaches, a startling stylistic coherence results from this proposition.

Either Caribbean or African these 15 artists nourish their works with everyday materials: plastics, iron and wood transformed into powerful symbols of domination and exploitation of man by man.

Cuba is represented with works by Roberto Diago and Alexis Leyva (Kcho).

Diago told Prensa Latina that with his pieces he deals with the subject of slavery, that are wounds still opened for that reason,such as the current misfortunes of human trafficking in the 21st century.

Therefore, he seeks to make people aware. Art provides the ability to transform political discourse into an aesthetic one,in a more subtle way, he said.

The exhibition consists of works of small and large format, it is displayed at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Vallois Gallery.

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