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“The Object and The Image (This is Not a Chair Either)”. Miami, Usa

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Aluna Art Foundation will participate in the inauguration of Concrete Space, an alternative art project that will open its doors to the public next Saturday, March 18th, with the exhibition “The Object and The Image (This is Not a Chair Either)”.

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos), the exhibition will feature invited artist Chema Madoz, and will recover historic works by Hexágono: Equipo de Creación Colectiva(Havana, 1982-1985), integrated by Consuelo Castañeda, Humberto Castro, Sebastián Elizondo, Abigail García, María Elena Morera and Tonel.

The exhibition will give place to a prompt dialog between local artists from different nationalities, and will feature works from (in alphabetical order): Francis Acea (Cuba/USA), Mauricio Alejo (Mexico), Néstor Arenas (Cuba/USA), Susana Blasco (Spain), Karim Borjas (Venezuela/France), Álvaro José Brunet (Cuba), Isaac Cordal (Spain), Marina Font (Argentina/USA), Xavier G-Solís (Spain), Juan Sí González (Cuba/USA), Jesús Hdez-Güero (Cuba), Ronald Morán (Salvador), Martha María Pérez Bravo (Cuba/Mexico), Cecilia Paredes (Peru/USA), Rainy Silvestre (Cuba/USA) and Viviana Zargón (Argentina).

The Object and the Image (This Is Not a Chair Either), brings back the quest of a group of artists to exploit this subject. They work from different visions and approaches in the creation of a hybrid and highly polemic object – an alter object -, whose values move around the intersection of the constructive practices of installation, sculpture, and the documentation of an authorial experience, and whose final product is a photograph in itself.

In this sense, the exhibition also exposes the artifact –the source of the exhibited photographs – uniting under one roof two instances traditionally separated in exhibition spaces: the image and its referent. This suitable coincidence will not only allow us a glimpse into the implicit mechanisms of image production, but will also propose to the spectator a journey through that zone that is neither the object nor its image: Rather, it is the mental process that transformed each artifact (in Latin “that which is made with art”) into a mine field that questions the stable condition of the “order of things,” and the concept of reality.

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THE OBJECT AND THE IMAGE (THIS IS NOT A CHAIR EITHER)
From March 18th to May 20th, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday March 18th, from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

CONCRETE SPACE
3400 N.W. 78th Ave.
Doral, Florida 33122
305-219-0811
305-305-6471
www.alunartfoundation.com

Fragil, group show, Brussels

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Last September I was invited to participate in a group show called Fragile , curated by Zinneke , in a former supermarket in the center of Brussels.

My contribution consisted of a new version of my installation Follow the leaders , small sculptures representing business men half drowned in a mixture of water and oil.
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A l’occasion de la nouvelle biennale de Zinneke, l’exposition FRAGIL rassemble les œuvres de 17 artistes autour d’un sujet sans âge et profondément actuel. Plus qu’un thème parmi d’autres, fragile détermine les équilibres du monde, du vivant, des systèmes. Reconnaître que la fragilité est une grâce incontournable plus qu’une fatale faiblesse permet de déplacer les perspectives, de repenser les interdépendances et d’oser pratiquer des modes d’existence délibérément sensibles. L’exposition FRAGIL invite à la rencontre de ces œuvres, et propose une réflexion à partir de ces différentes sources d’inspiration possibles dans la perspective de la prochaine Zinneke Parade qui aura lieu le 21 mai 2016. du 18 septembre au 18 octobre, accessible du mercredi au dimanche de 11h à 19h au GB58 (ex-Carrefour), rue du Marché aux Poulets 5 – 1000 Bruxelles