Coco Fusco

Tomorrow, I Will Become an Island


The first in-depth study of the performances, videos and social practice of the influential Cuban-American artist Coco Fusco


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The first monograph on the influential contemporary Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco.

Tomorrow, I will become an island is the first in-depth study of the performances, videos and social practice of the influential Cuban-American artist Coco Fusco. Featuring contributions by renowned scholars of art history, performance art and Cuban cultural politics as well as an essay by the artist herself, the book offers a comprehensive review of 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.

The book will accompany an international touring retrospective of the artist’s work starting in 2023.

Additional information

Weight 1428 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 28.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 21 September 2023
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Contributors Introduction by Coco Fusco, Text by Olga Viso, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jill Lane, Anna Gritz, and Antonio José Ponte
Dimensions 22.3 x 28.2 cm
Weight 1428 g


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Olga Viso is an art historian and curator of contemporary visual art. She was executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis from 2007 to 2017. Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in New York. Julia Bryan-Wilson is Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, New York. Anna Gritz is a curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Jill Lane is associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Antonio José Ponte is a Madrid-based Cuban author, poet and essayist.