On Friday night David went along to the opening of 'Parabolas Del Agua - An Exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art' at the Wasps Hanson Street Project Space. The exhibition runs until 14th August.The exhibition is the culmination of the 3 artists residency in Glasgow.
This project has been organised by Tengo Frio, a group of Students at Glasgow School of Art and Goldsmiths in London. The Directors of Tengo Frio, Maria Paz Gardiazabal and Florrie James, have organised the exhibition in response to their exchange at the artschool in Havana.
The exhibition, Parabolas Del Agua is the first exhibition and artists residency of Cuban artists to take place in Glasgow. It has been funded by the Glasgow City Council Twinning Department and reinforces old links between the two cities and celebrates our shared heritage. The project has also been awarded money from the Henry Moore Foundation.
The artists Lester Alvarez Meno, Elizabeth Cervino and Jose Eduardo Yaque work with mixed media, making paintings, sculptures, installations and film. As Alvarez Meno says, their work focusses on the pretentious interest of men in nature and the ultimate indifference of the latter to express their situation as Cuban artists.
The exhibition will open a new conversation about making art within the two cultures of Cuba and Scotland. As well as capturing the distinct energy of the artists in Glasgow, Tengo Frio hope to strengthen the infrastructure of contemporary visual art in Havana. It is Tengo Frio's aim to provide a free space for these artists to exhibit their work outside of commercial and governmental constraints.
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