Bayamo Cuban Festival: “Entre dos mares” exhibition by Aconcha

Description

A Franco-Cuban artist marked by her African roots, Aconcha is a perfect illustration of Cuba's cultural mix and richness. Explosion of colours, subliminal messages, magic and authentic Cubanity are all there.

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Born in Havana in 1946, Aconcha grew up influenced by the Santeria cult. Inhabited by a formidable creative energy, she drew inspiration from her tradition and particularly from the Orishas in each of her works (Orishas: personifications of the constituent elements of life). For Aconcha, the cult of the Orishas is presented as a cosmic role-playing game that allows the revelation of forces suppressed by atavism and education.
Aconcha does not like to use the word religion, god and all words that refer to a future, a past, an afterlife, ... She considers that the meaning of these words and concepts is deviated and seasoned with a moralising sauce. She prefers to side with African pragmatism and a poetic and interactive approach to everyday life with these elements. Painting, sculpture, drawing, object and artist's book, art installation, poetry, song, this multi-faceted artist juggles all disciplines to tell us her vision of the world.
"For this series of sculptures I have drawn on the myths of the Caribbean islands, influenced by African art and Afro-Cuban religious rites. I approach these themes with humour. My work is not always easy to grasp at first glance. Often you have to live a little in my world to get used to the power of the colours and the looks... at your own risk. It is the mark of a creative impulse haunted by the need to keep hope, but also to build a weapon against the bad blows of existence.

Languages spoken

  • French

Types

  • Cultural

Themes

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Categories

  • Exhibition
  • Festival

Service

Services

Animals are not accepted.

Prices

Free

Opening

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-12pm / 3pm-6pm and Sunday 10am-12pm. Opening on Thursday 7 July at 6pm.
Du 07/07/2022 au 30/07/2022
  • Le MARDI
  • Le MERCREDI
  • Le JEUDI
  • Le VENDREDI
  • Le SAMEDI
  • Le DIMANCHE

Location

Bayamo Cuban Festival: “Entre dos mares” exhibition by Aconcha

Route

Coordinates

Bayamo Cuban Festival: “Entre dos mares” exhibition by Aconcha

Galerie Hoche
18 avenue Hoche
83500 La Seyne-sur-Mer