Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking

Image: Manthia Diawara, Édouard Glissant: Poèmes Complets, 2017. Video; color, sound. (Courtesy of the artist)

Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking

On view: through

Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking focuses on the ideas developed by the prominent Caribbean thinkers Lydia Cabrera (Havana, 1899–Miami, 1991) and Édouard Glissant (Sainte-Marie, Martinique, 1928–Paris, 2011) and an archipelago of modern and contemporary artists whose works respond to their notions of identity. Artists include: Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Tania Bruguera, Manthia Diawara, Mestre Didi, Melvin Edwards, Simone Fattal, Sylvie Glissant, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Marc Latamie, Roberto Matta, Julie Mehretu, Philippe Parreno, Amelia Peláez, Asad Raza, Anri Sala, Antonio Seguí, Diamond Stingily, Elena Tejada-Herrera, Jack Whitten, and Pedro Zylbersztajn.


This exhibition is co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Gabriela Rangel, and Asad Raza, with the assistance of Diana Flatto.

Press & Publications
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“The exhibition has stayed with me,” John Yau writes in Hyperallergic about the “Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking” exhibition. 

Exhibit Provides a Deep Dive into Afro-Cuban Religions and Folklore

U News at The U

"To this day, the most comprehensive study of Afro-Cuban religions and customs in the world remains the oeuvre of Lydia Cabrera," writes Bárbara Gutiérrez about the ongoing exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking.

Ode to the Archipelago

Financial Times

"It is almost impossible not to be captivated," writes Financial Times editor John Paul Rathbone after visiting the Americas Society Lydia Cabrera and Edouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking exhibition.

Exhibition Funders

The exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking is organized in partnership with the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries.

It is made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Additional support is provided by Genomma Lab Internacional and Mex-Am Cultural Foundation. In-kind support is graciously provided by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

Americas Society gratefully acknowledges the support from the Arts of the Americas Circle members: Estrellita Brodsky; Galeria Almeida e Dale; Kaeli Deane, Phillips; Diana Fane; Boris Hirmas; Isabella Hutchinson; Carolina Jannicelli; Roberto Redondo and Carlos Manso; Erica Roberts; Sharon Schultz; Herman Sifontes; Axel Stein; Edward J. Sullivan; and Juan Yarur Torres.