Intersecciones: Havana/Portland, Artist Discussion Panel
Tuesday, January 26, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This event is open to the public.
A SERIES OF EXCHANGES WITH CUBAN ARTISTS:
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION An opportunity to meet four of the artists who have travelled from Havana to install site-specific work.
Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo
Reynier “El Chino” Novo
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. The artists have considered the particular history of Portland in their work for the exhibition and four of the artists will be here to discuss their work. 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. Rafael Villares’ displaced landscapes create tensions between desire and reality. The exhibition contains the work of two additional artists: Adriana Arronte’s installations of exquisitely crafted glass and plastic objects complicate spaces of personal consumption; and 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.
Tuesday, January 26, 4:30-6 pm | Eliot 314 | Reed College
SPONSORED BY THE REED COLLEGE ART DEPARTMENT | CONTACT DUFORDD@REED.EDU FOR INFO
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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