María Magdalena Campos-Pons
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, *1959 in Matanzas, Cuba,
lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee
Interiors are small notations on the events of the path month.
I juxtapose moments of contemplation of the space within the house with a layer of outside information upon the secrecy of the intimacy of home. Where the disturbances of the daily news brake any sense of harmony, quietness or predictability, the conformity of the arrangements of flowers is assaulted by the awakening of a staggering pain.
Interiority of the mind, of the body, of the house.
No place to hide.
Fernando Bryce, *1965 in Lima, Peru,
lives and works in Berlin and New York
The triptych „Friend Appollinaire“ is made up of drawings based formally on the „Calligrams, Poems of Peace and War“ by Guillaume Apollinaire. Protected by the evocation of the epic figure of the modernist poet and his use of the old form of the calligram, phrases taken from my work notebooks, personal notes and occurrences of the moment are introduced. A resource of modest fantasy and expectant groping, on the threshold of our 20s.
The triptych „Antifa“ consists of three different logos of the contemporary antifascist movement but which originally go back to the historical antifascist movement of the 30s in its communist, socialist / social democratic and anarchist versions. What in recent decades has been a radical activism, in a certain way detached from the institutional left, today takes on a particular urgency and relevance in the face of the reactionary and far-right onslaught throughout the world.Read more
Claudia Padrón, *1991 in Cuba,
lives and works in Cárdenas
“Before and After Everything Series”
There are things that seem to have never changed their essence, even though we can perceived physical mutations forced by time. Isolation prompted me to apprehend moments of my life, my environment and my city, that I never saw while I lived in them. I never conceived of granting them their space within my memory and their necessary visual narrative. Before and after everything represents what I now conceive as sacred; the corners, the ephemeral silhouettes, the domestic traditions, the rituals, the silences and their compasses, the storehouse of memories…Read more
Marlena Kudlicka, *1973 in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland,
lives and works in Berlin
Interiors of Gentleness
In the project Interiors of Gentleness works are based on subtle interplay of counterpoints and arguments, and when combined, they recall the vocabulary of gentleness. The inner interior is created by these works and their titles which „adjunct“ to each other.
Gentleness who becomes support.Read more
Dagoberto Rodríguez, *1969 in Havanna, Cuba,
lives and works in Madrid
Excerpt by Jérôme Sans
“In the heart of the corridor, we are between two indistinct spaces, as in transit, with no possibility to escape. While they may seem unlimited, these tunnels still hold us prisoners.
Are those tunnels embodying the prison of our knowledge or of our certitudes? They have a false horizon. Wandering towards the light at the end of the tunnel as in Plato’s cave, we do not know if we will come across the exit or if it is only the light towards the next corridor that guides us. It appears that those tunnels generate feelings of claustrophobia, stagnation, uncertainty and perhaps also frustration. They represent the emblem of the contemporary world where all our dogmas have been overthrown and where we do not know where we are going.“Read more