Division Politico by Steven Daiber

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In the spring of 2006, Havana was the site of a continued media battle between the US Interest Section and the Cuban Government. The US Interest Section had installed large LED signs across the 5th and 6th floors of the building in an effort to inform the Cuban people of current events as they traveled along the Malecón. The Cuban government quickly raised 50 flagpoles each with a black flag and a single white star, effectively blocking the signage. What one viewed was a group of majestic black flags blowing in the breeze with flickering red lights behind; the colors of the Communist party and the Revolution.

Artist Bio

Red Trillium Press is the work of Steven Daiber based in Massachusetts. Daiber has worked with books for more than twenty years. He has been to Cuba regularly since 2001 and has facilitated dialogue between Cuban and foreign artists. His books create real, metaphorical objects: palaces of the memory in which each element underscores a meaning. The books he creates in collaboration with Cuban artists tell their stories of the lived reality in Cuba in the 21st century. Daiber’s professional work as an artist originated with training in drawing and painting, with a M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1981 and a B.F.A. from the University of Delaware in 1978.