Open Space Gallery Shows Students’ Work

Yanelys Nuñez Leyva

tasajo04HAVANA TIMES — The works of third year students of the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) are on display at the Espacio Abierto (Open Space) Gallery, located in the Vedado district. A non-culinary inspiration permeates these artistic efforts, which in the words of the catalog are a “collection of contradictions that trigger the will to exhibit.”

On February 8, 2013 the gallery opened its doors for the first part of this show, featuring Evelyn Aguilar, Adrian Curbelo, Marta Borrel, Rigoberto Diaz, Ernesto Garcia, Rolando Gonzalez, Rafael Villares and Miguel A. Machado as exhibitors.

New names were announced on March 14 at the opening of the show’s second phase. These included Samir Bernardez, Laura Carralero, Gabriel Cisneros, Khadis de la Rosa, Camilo Mantilla, Suselle Mendez and Leticia Morejon.

On both occasions, what predominated were combinations of art forms (painting, sculpture, installations, photography and videos).

Curated by artists and teachers Duniesky Martin, Celia Gonzalez and Vanessa Guasch, “Tasajo” aims at being an additional space for the visibility for younger artist.

Immersed in a continuous learning process, these emerging artists are exploring identity, alienation, aesthetic perception, history, and the dichotomies and oppositions of experience and senses, among other human conflicts.

The exhibition will be on display until mid-April, and everyone is invited.

Click on the thumbnails below to view all the photos in this gallery. On your PC or laptop, you can use the directional arrows on the keyboard to move within the gallery. On cell phones use the keys on the screen.

Yanelys Nuñez

Yanelys Nuñez Leyva: Writing is to expose oneself, undress before the inquisitive eyes of all. I like to write, not because I have developed a real fondness for nudity, but because I love composing words, thinking of stories, phrases that touch, images that provoke different feelings. Here I have a place to talk about art, life, me. In the end, feeling good about what you do is what matters; either with or without clothing.