Featuring contributions by renowned scholars of art history, performance art and Cuban cultural politics as well as an essay by the artist herself, Tomorrow, I will become an island offers a comprehensive review of Coco Fusco’s interdisciplinary art practice and her transnational perspective on race, gender and power.
For more than three decades, Fusco has been a leader in conversations around the intersection of identity, feminism, culture and politics in the Americas and beyond. Emerging during the 1980s as a pioneering advocate of multiculturalism in the arts, Fusco utilizes performance, video, exhibition making, archival research and writing to reflect upon the ways that intercultural relations and colonial histories shape the construction of the self and perceptions of cultural difference. Her work has critically examined society from a postcolonial perspective, engaging with debates about cultural politics throughout the Americas, Europe and elsewhere. This expansive approach is highlighted through a broad range of works that address themes including post-revolutionary Cuba, racial stereotypes, feminist politics, animal psychology, ethnographic displays, suppressed colonial records, military interrogation and sex tourism.