The Spaces Between addresses the social and economic reality that has taken shape in Cuba in recent years. The exhibition presents fourteen artists living in the dynamic and complex capital, Havana. Their work highlights the people, the city and the social and political conditions of life there.
Juan Carlos Alom, Javier Castro, Sandra Ceballos Obaya, artist duo Celia - Yunior, Ricardo G. Elias, Luis Gárciga Romay, Luis Gómez Armenteros, Jesús Hdez-Guero, Ernesto Leal, Glenda León, Eduardo Ponjuán Gonzalez, Grethell Rasúa, Lázaro Saavedra González and Jorge Wellesley.
The title, The Spaces Between refers to the gap between the artwork and its reception, between language and truth, and between the actual past and an imagined future. The exhibition presents the opportunity to take part in everyday life, in challenges and issues of concern in a country that has long been closed and isolated from the rest of the world. Through social and collective projects or in the privacy of their own studios, the artists explore different ways of relating to and articulating their situation in Havana.
The exhibition was produced by Bildmuseet and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. It is curated by Cuban artist and critic, Antonio Eligio (Tonel), and Associate Director/Curator of the Belkin Art Gallery, Keith Wallace. The Spaces Between is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue (Black Dog Publishing) with texts by Keith Wallace, Antonio Eligio (Tonel) and Cecilia Andersson, curator at Bildmuseet.