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.

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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. 

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Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking on ArtNexus


"Although less evidently connected to Cabrera and Glissant, these artists are without a doubt part of a new crop of critical, destabilizing thought that has both of them as models," writes Elvis Fuentes in ArtNexus about Trembling Thinking.

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.