Galeria Casa 8 and The Espejo for the Arts present next November 17th in Havana "Del Este Lado de la Pared" (On This Side of the Wall), a photography retrospective of the Cuban artist Yoanny Aldaya.
In this exhibition, Aldaya presents a collection of photographs that explore the body as a field of hybridization and transformation. During the last ten years, the artist has devoted himself to the creation of characters and narratives of ritualistic nature that show the dependent relationship in the construction of the individual and the collective being.
Bending the limits of gender, where sexuality and sensuality are used as tools to challenge stereotypes and clichés, Aldaya shows us, with enigmatic symbolism, the capacity to mutate and transform his body. His images remind us of the surrealist tradition of the exploration of dreams and take us into the world of the torments of the psyche.
Aldaya proposes a theatrical vision of the twisted, hypocritical, and cynical nature of the individual as a social being, an allegory where characters and spaces are constructed to confront what is avoided, reveal what is hidden, and proclaim what has been silent.
This retrospective is curated and sponsored by The Espejo Organization for the Arts, a New York-based arts management organization committed to promoting the works of mid-career and emerging international artists and creatives. "This show is part of our Out-of-Line Artist Program intended to offer talented emerging artists from all around the world with tools and opportunities to advance their artistic career,” said Kika Espejo, founder, and director of the organization.
The exhibition will open November 15th at 6 pm at Galeria Casa 8 in the Havana district of Vedado and will run until December 10th.