Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten – Haus der Kunst, München

Diango HernándezGoldene Zeiten15.01. - 11.04.2010
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Diango Hernández, *1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba,
works and lives in Dusseldorf and Havana

Photos © Wilfried Petzi

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Since the mid 1990s – in reaction to Cuba’s extreme economic and societal crisis after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc – Diango Hernández has dedicated himself to the aesthetics and content of the crisis’ phenomenon in his home country: “I have followed a line of research since I have started working and this line guides us through many reflections about strategies of validation of ‘our beauty’ or the beauty that emerges from permanent crisis situations like the one we have had in Cuba for almost 20 years now.”

He examines this, in his eyes continuing, state of emergency through processes that are characteristic for Cuba’s historiography: the propaganda for a successful revolution, as conveyed to the population for decades; the rhetorical and iconographical forms of the government’s self-representation that has slowly developed from a regency legitimised by the revolution in 1959 to a system with totalitarian traits.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
 – Haus der Kunst, München
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
 – Haus der Kunst, München
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
 – Haus der Kunst, München
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
 – Haus der Kunst, München
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Diango Hernández – Goldene Zeiten
 – Haus der Kunst, München