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Armando Mariño

The Raft

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Also part of Queloides is Mariño’s installation The Raft, a 1950s-era Plymouth supported by dozens of dark brown legs. The piece can be interpreted on a number of levels—as a symbol of the labor of Afro-Cubans, a commentary on Cuba’s continued economic struggles, or an allusion to the attempt by some of Cuba’s inhabitants to float away from the island in cars.

Curated by Alejandro De La Fuente

When

2010

About The Artist

Armando Mariño studied and later taught at the Instituto Superior Pedagógico, Havana. He lives and works in Spain and the Netherlands and is currently a resident artist in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Mariño paints in a neo-surrealist style, juxtaposing often violent historical and contemporary images.

Also part of Queloides is Mariño’s installation The Raft, a 1950s-era Plymouth supported by dozens of dark brown legs. The piece can be interpreted on a number of levels—as a symbol of the labor of Afro-Cubans, a commentary on Cuba’s continued economic struggles, or an allusion to the attempt by some of Cuba’s inhabitants to float away from the island in cars.

Curated by Alejandro De La Fuente

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