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A kiss, a hat, a stamp Book published by Distanz in the occasion of Diango Hernández solo exhibition "A kiss, a hat, a stamp" at Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest

Diango Hernández’s practice is at best described as ‘conceptual’: inspired by versions and visions of many lived realities. It is deeply rooted in his Cuban upbringing of the 1970-80s and is therefore well versed in the attitudes and visual semantics of the Soviet era. Objects are found, materials are (re)appropriated and political rhetoric is handled with lived intelligence, subtle humour and personal sentiment. Blood Mountain Foundation, a private non-profit arts organisation based in Budapest, invited Diango Hernández in November 2010. His poetic approach and Hungary’s own history as a former Soviet satellite state were an obvious match…