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Entries from June 2016

Glexis Novoa on Cuba’s Past

June 23rd, 2016 · Comments

Cuban artist Glexis Novoa is one of fifty artists that curator Juan Delgado invited to participate in the public art exhibition Detras del muro, in English, “Behind the wall,” during the 12th Havana Biennial. The poetic project he created with homeless residents occupies the ruins of an abandoned building on the Malecón, a five-mile roadway and promenade that run along Havana's seawall. Titled El vacío (Emptiness), the spare installation offers a nostalgic view of the relationship Cuba once had with Russia and Eastern Europe.

Sound Editor: Guney Oszan | Violin: Alejandro Junco

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Fresh Talk: Ola Kolehmainen

June 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen talks about his large-scale photographs of imperial Turkish architecture from the 16th century. Turkish collector Ahmet Kocabiyik–chairman of Borusan Holding company and owner of a significant contemporary art collection—made the project possible by commissioning the artist to photograph buildings designed by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan. Prior to this commission, Kolehmainen’s work featured abstractions and reflections of contemporary and modern architecture. A six month residency in Turkey was a chance to explore the legendary architect's expansive design history.

Sound Editor: Guney Oszan | Sound performance audio courtesy Oliver Beer 

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