El Espacio Aglutinador is the oldest ongoing independent art space in Cuba. It was created in 1994 by the artists Sandra Ceballos and Ezequiel Suarez in their own home, the with objective of disseminating a different point of view about the fine arts in Cuba. It is above all a curatorial space that responds to the ideas of those who organize events in it. In the first years of the gallery, the curating was done by Cuban writer and critic Orlando Hernandez who has also written various texts for catalogues, some of which have been for exhibitions that were presented at the space, by such artists as Manuel Vidal, Chago Armanda, Glexis Novoa, Alberto Casado, Bernardo Sarria, Maite Diaz, Pedro Alvarez, and Benito Ortiz, among others. El Espacio Aglutinador has also published texts by other Cuban critics such as Gerardo Mosquera , Juan Antonio Molina and Ivan de la Nuez, Osvaldo Sanchez, Lazara Castellanos and Eugenio Valdes, who has also collaborated and curated with Sandra Ceballos such exhibitions as "Matrix" of work by the Cuban artist Ana Mendieta. In addition, the space has hosted literary events in which several Cuban writers have read their stories and poetry. At present, Sandra Ceballos is the director and curator, and Rene Quintana is the curator and designer of El Espacio Aglutinador.
El Espacio Aglutinador welcomes proposals from foreign artists who are interested in presenting their work in Havana. Please note that the gallery does not have direct web access, but can receive images and texts via email. El Espacio Aglutinador also welcomes proposals from artists who would like to help the gallery to expand its presence on the web.
Address: calle 6 No 602 e/ 25 y 27. Vedado. Ciudad Habana 10400.
El Espacio Aglutinador es el primer espacio de arte independiente creado en 1994 por los artistas Sandra Ceballos y Ezequiel Suárez en su propia residencia, con el objetivo de difundir de alguna manera otro punto de vista con respecto a las artes plásticas en Cuba. Es un espacio más que todo curatorial que responde a las ideas de quienes organizan sus eventos. En sus inicios se sumó al trabajo de curaduría el escritor y crítico cubano Orlando Hernández quien además ha escrito varios textos para los catátogos, de algunas de las exhibiciones realizadas en dicho espacio, de artistas como, Manuel Vidal, Chago Armada, Glexis Novoa, Alberto Casado, Bernardo Sarría, Maite Díaz, Pedro Alvarez y Benito Ortíz entre otros. Tambiún se han publicado textos de otros críticos cubanos como: Gerardo Mosquera, Juan Antonio Molina, Iván de la Nuez, Osvaldo Sánchez, Lázara Castellanos y Eugenio Valdés quien además ha colaborado y curado junto con Sandra Ceballos muestras como, "Matrix" de la artista cubana Ana Mendieta. Tambiún se han organizado eventos de literatura en donde algunos escritores cubanos han leído cuento y poesía. En éstos momentos el formato del espacio es el siguiente: Sandra Ceballos como directora y curadora, René Quintana como curador y diseñador.
Dirección: calle 6 No 602 e/ 25 y 27. Vedado. Ciudad Habana 10400.
Tel: 537- 302147.
|List of Artists who have exhibited at the Espacio Aglutinador since 1994/
Listado de artistas que han exhibido en el Espacio Aglutinador desde 1994 hasta la fecha.
Manuel Vidal (dibujos)
"Ambiente" Muestra sobre el tema de la metafísica y la energía circular.1999
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|A general call was made to the Cuban art community inviting anyone to submit a work of their choice for this exhibition.
Two days before the opening, the Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plasticas circulated an email accusing Sandra Ceballos of having invited several dissidents to the opening. As a result of the accusations, the opening of the exhibition was postponed for several days.
|An exhibition that took place during the 10th Havana Biennial that assumed an ironic stance in relation to the annual Havana Art Auction and the increasingly mercantile attitude of the Cuban art scene.|
Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
The image of the Cuban leader was projected on a large wall. We used two slides of the same image, placing one inversely in relation to the other in the projector. As the images were projected, one after another, a certain movement from left to right was generated. We sat in front of the projection, just about 30 centimeters from it. We were so close that the image also fell on us, integrating us into it. We sat in the kind of folding chairs that are usually used during political events in Cuba. We also both wore glasses. We sat there for two hours without moving. During that period, the public circulated through the room, and would stay for a while until they satisfied their desire to see the image and then they left silently.
Our idea was to create a metaphor with this minimal piece: anyone can sit in front of someone, whether that person is a political leader, an artist, a friend or a lover. There is always a mind that can absorb us up to the point that we lose the sense of time and space.
Sandra Ceballos and René Quintana
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|We Are Porno|