Sugar: Maria Magdalena Compos Pons

Currently also on view at the Smith College Art Museum in Northampton, MA is Maria Magdalena Compos Pons exhibit: Sugar.

Her installation of African spears, chairs and pressed sugar is reminiscent of the sugar cane fields of her childhood home in Mantanza, Cuba. Her performance Friday night Nov. 12 was thoughtful, sad and painful. Using a bright pink cotton candy machine she asked the audience what they knew about sugar, told us as a granddaughter of a slave sugar is bitter, bloody and painful, while performing an Yoruba cleansing ceremony.

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