The works of Diango Hernández (b. Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, 1970; lives and works in Düsseldorf) examine his own experiences and personal relationships, which the artist embeds in larger social and political reflections. A central theme of Hernández’s artistic quest are his reflections on the traumatic and often unaccomplished transitions of Cuban society: the painful legacy of slavery, the contradictions of decolonization and the Castro revolution, the search for a new “possible future” after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the mid-1990s, when he was still living in Havana, Hernández has been interested in materials from everyday life. The installation “Lonely Fingers” (2011) is accordingly not just a white wall covered with guitar strings, but rather a sounding box, and indeed a musical instrument. Diango Hernández’s art has been presented at the Venice (2005), São Paulo, Sydney (2006), and Liverpool (2010) biennials, among other exhibitions, and is included in the collections of major institutions such as the MoMA, New York. Publisher: Distanz Verlag
Editor: Georg Elbe
German / English
21 x 27 cm
140 pages, approx. 120 color images, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-942405-73-7

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