Diango Hernándeza kiss, a hat, a stamp17.11.2009 - 30.01.2010
Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest
Diango Hernández, *1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba,
works and lives in Dusseldorf and Havana
“Recently I took part in a residency programme in Budapest, I was living in Buda for a month and from there I walked often downhill to Pest with a soft smile touching all over my face. The city carries a gentle silence: for moments I thought I was taking part in a silent movie, in one of those movies that once were screened in the glorious New York Café in Pest. I walked a lot, I saw the Danube and everyday I practiced the art of remembering.
To remember is obligatory in Budapest and when you remember in Budapest you might not want to comeback because in Budapest like in Havana, the present is willing to happen only if a better future comes by. With subtle care I took memories into my hands and with joy I decided to focus exclusively on fragments. During a month I didn’t pay attention to anything else. Little pieces that I know once belonged to a complete picture, to a picture that once made complete sense”. – Diango Hernández quoted from his artist-blog, inspire-me-again.com (27.01.2011)
Diango Hernández is Blood Mountain’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence in November 2010. His exhibition “a kiss, a hat, a stamp” is by extension the first exhibition to take place at Blood Mountain villa.Read more