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Collective March 2006

DOUBLE BLANK (Dual Thoughts)

Dichotomy or duality is an inseparable part of human thought. In the development of western civilization, duality emerges as a constant element in the confrontation of philosophical categories (good and evil, body and soul, life and death, etc.). In Oriental thought, said dualities are likewise presented to us, but comprised in the harmony of opposed elements. From the very form of our body, its symmetry, its sexuality (masculine-feminine) to the origin and order of nature, we could metaphysically question ourselves on the mystery and omnipresence of duality. In the field of art we could point out its presence in the most elementary analysis, for instance, the divisible nature of art language (form and content) or the possibilities of interpretation that are generated in the spectator’s own subjectivity when facing the structure of a visual metaphor.

If there is something that attracts us from this exhibition and unifies its proposal, that is the way in which the selected works and the sensibility of these artists have coincided; the different ways in which the duality is to be perceived from their creative processes, not only in the visual concept of some of the works but also in the face of symbols and their meanings. With well traced and autonomous personalities, each work articulates a discourse where simulacrum, humor and irony are not casual. Their projects succeed in involving the spectator in reflections that allude, from more individual concerns to more general social and psychological dramas of the contemporary human being. In a shrewd manner, its objects and installations set us visual traps and poetic subtleties in which there is a predominance of the charm of ambiguity, paradox and enigma. With a flavor of conceptual soberness, the work of these artists often proposes human conflicts and philosophical and ontological insinuations that balance or exceed local references (very common in Cuban art) in search of more far-reaching and internationally compatible contents.

L. C. F. 2006

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Artworks

After Brancusi

Yoan Capote 2004

Married

Yoan Capote 2004

Dyslexia

Ivan Capote 2003

History

Ivan Capote 2001

Roll, roll

Lisbet Madelín Fernández Ramos 2005

Higher

Lisbet Madelín Fernández Ramos 2005

Meaning

Lisbet Madelín Fernández Ramos 2004

From the series Aptitudes

Alain Pino Hernández 2005

From the series Anatomy

Alain Pino Hernández 2005

Access

Alain Pino Hernández 2002

From the series Anatomy

Alain Pino Hernández 2005

Selection Zone

Alain Pino Hernández 2004

The Shout

Alain Pino Hernández 2003

Confusion

Alain Pino Hernández 2003

Artists