Natalia Zuluaga’s article “Sway and Split: Performance and Pedagogy in 1980s Cuba” will trace how art pedagogy impacted the evolution of Cuban ephemeral and performance practices in that decade. The article will look closely at the archipelagos of influence that emerged among artists and their teachers, and how their collective activities were at the center of a push-and-pull in relation to the government, indicative of increasingly conflicting visions of what authentic revolutionary attitudes entail.

Natalia Zuluaga is a writer, editor, and curator. As co-director of [NAME] Publications, Zuluaga’s focus is on marginalized art and design histories in the Americas. She was formerly editor of dispatches (2018), a limited-run online journal that featured essays triangulating climate struggles, territorial dispossession, and contemporary visual culture.