Sue Williamson | Havana



America’s fraught relationship with Cuba, as well as Cuba’s important historic links to Africa, including its war with South Africa in Angola, freight Williamson’s series, which she embarked on while participating in the Havana Biennial. Although biennial artists had been given carte blanche to work throughout the city of Havana, Sue Williamson quickly encountered censorship from the Cuban authorities when her work pointed toward totalitarian strictures that Cubans tried to escape. This is the counterpoint to the socialist idealism and the cultural pride that Cuba presents to the world. What ideology forced apart, investors are now in the process o funiting, adding poignancy to Williamson’s Havana series.