Diango HernándezNeues Rheinland. Die postironische Generation.28.11.2010 - 13.02.2011
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Diango Hernández, *1970 in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba,
works and lives in Dusseldorf and Havana
Comprising 30 positions, the show devises a panorama of a generation guided by communal interest in specific themes following on from established historic trends in the Rhineland, ranging from ZERO Kunst to the postmodern protagonists from the 1980s: out of the rejection of a remote ironic attitude, which characterized both social as well as the discourse within art since the 1980s, a new inclination towards seriousness and engagement, but also humor, began to develop.
Applied thematic approaches, such as the orientation towards people, their corporeality as well as their utopian ideals, determine the scope of today’s artistic inquiry. In this connection, the post-ironists try out traditional methods in a new way: they concentrate their energies on more marginal media such as ceramics, woodcuts or silhouettes and endeavor to find a natural, at times emphatically crafts-man-like engagement with their chosen materials, their characteristics and qualities, as well as metaphorical dimensions.Read more