El artista entre la individualidad y el contexto

Cuba

At the Cuban Pavilion, four Cuban artists (Luis Gómez Armenteros, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, Grethell Rasúa and Celia-Yunior) along with four international artists (Lida Abdul, Olga Chernysheva, Lin Yilin and Giuseppe Stampone) highlight the imaginary and reflexive range of the artist, precariously balanced between the distinctive poles of individuality and the context in which they happen to be working.

Exhibition: room 1
Lin Yilin and Grethell Rasúa

Grethell Rasúa
Born in La Habana, Cuba, in 1983
Lives and works in La Habana

De la permanencia y otras necesidades [From Permanence to Other Needs], 2014
Video 5’30”, sound, installation

Lin Yilin
Born in Guangzhou, China, in 1964
Lives and works in Beijing and New York

Last Fortress, 2010
video, sound, single channel, 8 mins

Lin Yilin
Last Fortress
video frame

Exhibition: room 2
Olga Chernysheva and Lin Yilin

Olga Chernysheva
1962 Born in Moscow where she works and lives

Screens, 2013
Twelve-channel video installation

Olga Chernysheva
Screens

The twelve-channel video installation Screens, 2013 is part of an ongoing series combining short film clips with equally short texts.

Lin Yilin
Triumph, 2009
Video, sound, 16’

This work is a test to observe how pedestrians and the police react to extreme behavior — in this case, a bizarre way of walking. 

Exibition: room 3
Lida Abdul and Celia-Yunior

Lida Abdul
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1973
Lives and works in Los Angeles (U.S.A.)

In Transit, 2008
16 mm film on dvd, 4’55’’

Celia-Yunior (Mrs. Celia González Álvarez – Mr Yunior Aguiar Perdomo)

Born in La Habana, 1985 and 1984
Lives and works in Quito, Ecuador and Havana, Cuba / Huntly, Scotland and Havana, Cuba

Celia-Yunior
Notes on the Ice, 2012
Video-installation, 34’6”, colour, stereo, 16:9, NTSC
Paper packages, bookcase, projector, laptop, set of speakers
300x220x80 cm

Exhibition: room 4
Luis Gómez Armenteros and Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo

Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1984
Lives and works in Havana, Cuba

Dominadora inmaterial [Inmaterial Domme]
SecondLife. 2012-2013

For almost a year I have been practising financial domination (FinDom) in the virtual world. I have an avatar in Second Life...

... She is my alter ego, a dominant woman who has financial slaves and submissive men. The relationship with my subs is virtual and they let me drain their wallets and ruin them financially.

Luis Gómez Armenteros
Born in Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba, in 1968
Live and work in Havana, Cuba

La Rivoluzione Siamo Noi
[We Are the Revolution], 2015
Installation, paper and pallet
65x200x240 cm

The work of Luis Gómez puts on stage “power relations”. He displays an itinerary that explores the conventions used by traditional analysis concerning the productions of meanings...

Exhibition: garden
Giuseppe Stampone

Giuseppe Stampone
Born in Cluses (France) in 1973.
Lives and worsk between Teramo and New York.

Casa Particular [Private House], 2015
Variable sizes

In December 2014, US President Barack Obama announced plans to end the embargo against Cuba, giving rise to a new phase of cooperation that could lead to the resumption of trade with the island.

Private view
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Official Opening

Grethell Rasúa
We confront things without fear, loving at all costs could be a strategy for living with all those external antagonisms that cause us so much pain, saturation, reluctance.

Grethell Rasúa
This work is the result of decisions I took as a way of life; it shows my attitude and I think about it as a reminder in order to face hurtful situations with my best intentions.

Olga Chernysheva
Chernysheva’s work spans film, photography, drawing and object-based mediums, where she draws on quotidian moments and marginal spaces from everyday life...

... as a way of exploring the increasing fragmentation of master narratives in contemporary culture.

Lida Abdul
This video is set in the outskirts of Kabul, where the landscape is disseminated with the debris of more than twenty years of war and constant bombings.

Lida Abdul
It’s not unusual to see children playing around the remains of military tanks and planes that look like the carcass of a bird.

Giuseppe Stampone
... One of the first forms of services privatization were the Casas Particulares, literally “Private Houses”: accommodation for tourists inside Cuban families’ homes.

Galleon Party Night

El artista entre la individualidad y el contexto

Riconoscimenti: storia

Commissioner
Miria Vicini

Curators
Jorge Fernández Torres and Giacomo Zaza

Artists
Lida Abdul
Olga Chernysheva
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Luis Gómez Armenteros
Grethell Rasúa
Giuseppe Stampone
Lin Yilin
Celia-Yunior

From May 9 to November 22, 2015
San Servolo Island, Venice

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