the first time in Norway, Gallery 3,14 will put on an extensive exhibition
of Cuban Contemporary Art.
The exhibition includes the artists Tania
Bruguera , René
Francisco and Luis
Gomez, and the groups Los
Carpinteros (Alexandre Arrechea, Marco Antonio Castillo, Dagoberto
Rodriguez) and Ordo
Amoris Cabinet (Francis Acea, Diango Hernandez). They belong
to a new generation of Cuban artists that have attracted considerable
- With eyes of stone and water is an overview of current Cuban Contemporary
Art through the work of three Cuban artists and two artist groups, who
all live and work permanently in Cuba.
exhibition includes videos and installations, such as a forest of antennas
hanging upside down from the ceiling, a swimming pool, a coffee plantation
with espresso pots planted in concrete and several other installation
The subtitle With eyes of stone and water is a quote from the Cuban
Guillén's poem A long, green lizard. It refers to the
plurality of realities within the works, and to the way the artists deal
with their relationship to their homeland, its values, history and culture,
increasing globalization and communication.
They live and work in a society which is partly closed, and still holds
on to its revolution despite the rapidly globalizing world around it.
They deal with rather serious issues with a twinkle of humour, which has
made their work extremely communicative on a number of levels.
Cuba - With eyes of stone and water is the beginning of a new exhibition
strategy at Gallery 3,14.
While the gallery will continue its work with international shows, there
will be a marked shift of focus.
We will encourage the multitude of artistic expressions we have become
known for, but the gallery-space in central Bergen will be dedicated to
a farreaching and influential contemporary programme, showcasing the works
of both established and emerging artists.
assured that we will keep reaching beyond Europe's borders in our exhibition
policy but not exclude our own neighbourhood.
- With eyes of stone and water, is curated by Malin Barth.