Solos

Waiting Solo booth at ArtForum Berlin with Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer

“A Bolero” by Diango Hernández  revolutionary is a person who either advocates or actively engages in some kind of revolution. Since the term “revolution” may be used to refer to a sudden change in any field, one may speak of political revolutionaries, social revolutionaries, revolutionary scientists, inventors, artists, etc. In a political context, the term “revolutionary” is often used in contrast to the term reformist. While a revolutionary is someone who supports quick and abrupt change, a reformist is someone who supports slow and gradual change. Political revolutionaries may be classified in two ways: According to the goals of the revolution they propose. Usually, these goals are part of a certain ideology. In theory, each ideology could generate its own brand of revolutionaries. In practice, most political revolutionaries have been either liberals, nationalists, socialists, communists or anarchists. According to the methods they propose to use. This divides revolutionaries in two broad groups: Those who advocate a violent revolution, and those who are pacifists. Perhaps the best known examples of these two types of revolutionaries are Che Guevara and Mahatma Gandhi, respectively. From Wikipedia I can’t be happy, {Adolfo Guzman}, Performed by Ignacio Villa {Bola de Nieve} I can’t be happy I can’t forget you I am feeling that I lost you And that make me think That I renounced  to you Full of passion We can’t have at the same time Conscience and heart. Today that law and reason divide us If the souls could talk In their conversation Ours would say Things of enamoured I can’t be happy I can’t forget you. ...

Democracy Solo exhibition curated by Dagmar Behr at Kunstverein Arnsberg

he speeches’ room by Diango Hernández. The concept of democracy is used to legitimize governance; calling a government undemocratic implies it shouldn’t exist. The ideas of freedom, independence and liberation have been used in the post-revolutionary Cuba as fundamental political tools when Democracy has been a very sensitive topic, a concept that Cuban government had refused even to discuss. To start a reflection about “Democracy” it is for me a mandatory task, I wonder if through an art research I could get some answers about what Democracy is. With this series of works I am exploring the concept of democracy as a cacophony (Discordant sounds in the jarring juxtaposition of harsh letters or syllables, sometimes inadvertent, but often deliberately used in poetry for effect). The show presents a multilayer group of confusing and historically suspicious objects. “Speeches” the central piece of the exhibition is an arrangement of six record players playing simultaneously different speeches from world leaders. Their sound level of every record player has been set with equal intensity. As a result we hear an irritating noise; the visitor is confused by multiple ovations and political hysteria, the small room that contains “Speeches” contaminate the whole exhibition, the sound travels through multiple rooms loading each of the other pieces with certain dirtiness. ...