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Senior Fellowship 2013
Abigail McEwan has been awarded The Dedalus Foundation’s 2013 Senior Fellowship for her book project Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Polemics in 1950s Cuba.
A social and intellectual history of Cuban abstraction, Revolutionary Horizons describes the visual strategies and political purchase of the last vanguardia generation in pre-Revolutionary Havana. The book considers the emergence of abstract art in Cuba and its promulgation within a radicalized cultural field, circumscribed by the national discourse of cubanía and the Cold War ideological divide.
McEwen specializes in the history of modern and contemporary Latin American art with a particular concentration on Cuba and the Caribbean. Her research interests include Latin American avant-garde movements and the transnational history of abstraction across the Americas. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.