FROM HAVANA WITH LOVE: THE GLOCAL IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART
Glenda León is participating with a selection of her videowork in the group show From Havana with Love: The Glocal in Contemporary Cuban Art at Kunst und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim (Museum of Modern Art, Rüsselsheim, Frankfurt, Germany), curated Beate Kemfert, Robert Funcke and Tonel.
Glenda Leon's videos are an extension of her artistic interest in making interventions in the flow of everyday life. The images are taken from the real world and subtly modificated, which is for the artist the touch of magic, the possibility of making things to coincide and to be noticed.
From Havana with Love presents a vision of contemporary Cuban art and context. The exhibition title refers to the James Bond classic that was shot in the Cold War, shortly after the Cuban Missile Crisis. To this day, significant parts of Cuban art relate to the particular history and reality of the country. This exhibition sheds light on current developments and insight into the complex and special situation of contemporary art in the Caribbean state.
DESTINY | 2003 | 1′ | Single channel | Sound | Color
“The magical coincidences when cars of similar colors intersect without even noticing it. Only one of them is aware of the other, and leaves, therefore, its passive transit through life, and changes its destiny.”
Other artists in the exhibition: Juan Carlos Alom, Iván Capote, Yoan Capote, Los Carpinteros, Marcos Castillo, Ariamna Contino, Susana Pilar Delhante Matienzo, Humberto Díaz, Felipe Dulzaides, Ricarde G. Elías, Adrián Fernández, Adonis Flores, Alex Hernández, Ernesto Oroza, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Carlos Quintana, Tonel
65428 Rüsselsheim am Main, Germany