2 Sep 2018
SUMMER 2018 IN SAINT SAUVEUR
EXHIBITION, HOTEL CUBA, CONCERTS, URBAN FARM, SWEDISH GYM, BISTROT DE ST SO
Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille
OLA CUBA !
UNTIL 2 SEPTEMBER 2018
UNTIL 19 AUGUST 2018
Until 2 September 2018, the Gare Saint Sauveur welcomes the “Ola Cuba!” exhibition which presents works of over 35 Cuban artists including around ten productions. These artists are painters, photographers, video makers, sculptors, graphic artists, and architects, among others.
They present the singularity of being born between the end of the 1960’s and the middle of the aughts, and of having thus started their careers in the 90’s, at the moment of the “Special Period” declared by Fidel Castro over 25 years ago. A consequence of the breakdown of the Soviet bloc, this period was marked by an important economic crisis for the island which heretofore relied on support from the URSS.
This generation’s artists have evolved under the embargo imposed by the United States. They promote a freedom of expression that is still fragile yet previously unseen, broaching the difficult question of memory as well as opening up to the world and other models, other dreams.
Sensitive, committed, enlightened, funny, or diversified, their works talk about History, architecture, ethnic diversity, land, sky, and seascapes, migrations, isolation, the weight of the regime, music, colors, rupture and heritage. These artists, with strengh and subtility, have forged their own identity.
Curator : Justine Weulersse
Artistic advisor : Laura Salas Redondo
THE SUMMER 2018 IN SAINT SAUVEUR
03 JULY > 02 SEPTEMBER 2018
Summer at Saint Sauveur is also a whole series of concerts for all the family in partnership with lille3000 and the Bistrot de St So. And also: workshops at the Urban Farm, Swedish Gym, Bistrot St So ...