Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Greek Jannis Kounellis Opens in Cuban Gallery

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kounellis bloc_agendaLa Habana, The Greek artist, Jannis Kounellis has been given a privileged space in the Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center for his first solo exhibition in Cuba, which will be open to the public until the end of this month.

The untitled solo exhibition, which opened in November last year, is one visual arts offer in Havana, according to the curators.

As one of the founders of the Arte Povera (Poor Art) movement, together with the Italian Michelangelo Pistoletto, Kounellis changes the meaning of ordinary materials which engenders questions about existence.

Organized by the National Council of Plastic Arts and Arte Continua Gallery, the exhibition at the Wifredo Lam Center brings together pieces that show the habitual aesthetic presuppositions of the Greek creator, in the Cuban context.

Kounellis, who lives in Rome, is considered one of the great exponents of Arte Povera, developed in Italy in the 1960s and which opened up new perspectives on the form of expression in visual arts.

Kounellis' artwork has been shown in the galleries of important museums like the Tate Modern in London, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia of Spain, among others.

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