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Preview & Artist Talk, Intersecciones: Havana/Portland

Date: 4:30pm PST January 27, 2016 Location: Hoffman Gallery

Hoffman Gallery

 

A SERIES OF EXCHANGES WITH CUBAN ARTISTS

PREVIEW & ARTIST TALK

An opportunity to meet four of the artists who have travelled from Havana to install site-specific work.

Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Elizabet Cerviño  
Reynier “El Chino” Novo
Rafael Villares

INTERCESSIONS IS A CONVERSATION BETWEEN two crossroads of the Americas. Cuba is one of the earliest colonies and a pivot of global trade. Portland is the end of the Oregon Trail — first traveled by the college’s namesakes. All six artists have considered the particular history of Portland in their work for the exhibition. Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo creates installations and public actions that poke at the troubled cultural space for people of African ancestry. Reynier “El Chino” Novo’s repurposed cultural objects reveal the depleted energy of true political action. Elizabet Cerviño’s spare performances draw from the haunted contradictions in historic spaces. Adriana Arronte’s installations of exquisitely crafted glass and plastic objects complicate spaces of personal consumption. Rafael Villares’ displaced landscapes create tensions between desire and reality. Yornel Martinez’ works often leads off the canvas or page and into sculpture and even public interventions that create situates for language to grow and change.

This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be in Spanish with an English language interpreter.  

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 4:30 pm | Hoffman Gallery | Lewis & Clark College

C0-SPONSORED BY NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FILM AND LECTURE FUND, THE ART DEPARTMENT, ETHNIC STUDIES, HISTORY DEPARTMENT, AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES 

Intersecciones: Havana/Portland is co-curated by Daniel Duford, Visiting Associate Professor of Art at Reed College; Hoffman Gallery Director Linda Tesner; and Elliott Young, History Professor at Lewis & Clark College. 

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