Yoel Díaz Vázquez, Oshun, from the series "Platos para los Muertos" (Meals for the Dead", 2004. Courtesy of Art Labour Archives.

Yoel Díaz Vázquez, Oshun, from the series “Platos para los Muertos” (Meals for the Dead”, 2004. Courtesy of Art Labour Archives.

Exhibition May 01-26

Monday May 12

Opening and Presentation by Ylva Habel, Swedish Exceptionalism: The All-out Moment

4 pm

Performance by Charo Oquet, Poison

5 pm

Video installation with works by:

Adler Guerrier, Teresa María Díaz Nerio, Yoel Díaz Vázquez, Jeannette Ehlers, Anika Gibbosn, Sasha Huber, Alanna Lockward, Tracey Moffatt, Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet, No Humboldt 21!, Mwangi Hutter, Joy Elias Rilwan & Jane Thorburn, Caecilia Tripp & Karen McKinnon, Pascale Obolo.

Tuesday May 13

Keynote by Walter Mignolo 

Spirituality, Subjectivity And (In) Migrant Consciousness: The Tasks Ahead

8:00 pm

Wednesday May 14 

Artists Talks

Héctor Aristizábal, Anika Gibbons, Sasha Huber, Mwangi Hutter, Charo Oquet

Moderated by Alanna Lockward

11 am -1:00 pm

The photographic series ‘Platos para los Muertos’ (Meals for the Dead) focusses on the integration of the Afro-Cuban religion Santería into material reality. The ritual becomes every day life and every day life becomes the ritual, mutually penetrating and supporting it. In Cuba the gods, spirits and dead are given an existence, a reality and a credibility in a way that is unknown and unusual for Western culture. People make offerings to them, they celebrate, dance and communicate with them. With the help of ancient recipes that have been secret to the common public until recently, the artist Yoel Díaz Vázquez prepared and documented meals for the various saints, also called Orishas or Muertos. These meals are usually connected to a certain wish or petition and are being offered during a specific ceremony.

Yoel Dìaz Vàzquez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1973. Graduated from the National Academy of Fines Art San Alejandro, Havana, Cuba. Diaz Vàzquez´s work has been exhibited extensively internationally, among the others in the exhibitions: Latido(Heartbeat), Contemporary CubanArt, at the Sternesen Museum, Oslo, Norway, 2006; Arte e Vita, 11. Internationals Künstlersymposum, Barth, Germany (2007); Gallery Jesus Gallardo, Mexico (2008); Las Americas Latinas, Spazio Oberdam, Milan, Italia, 2009; Confluencias, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA (2009); 9na Bienal de Video Juan Downey, MAC, Quinta Normal , Chile (2009); 29th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil, 2010; VI Göteborg International Biennial, Sweden, 2011; Other Possible Worlds, NGBK, Berlin, 2011; In Other Words, NGBK, Berlin, 2012; Wahala, at Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, 2013. He is currently based in Berlin.


still 3 whip it good AFS

Jeannette Ehlers, Whip it Good, 2013. Courtesy of Art Labour Archives.



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