Beach, a longing

Diango Hernández at K21 curated by Susanne Meyer-BüserK21 Kunstschwoof, Dusseldorf

Saturday, February 27, 2016 Admission at 8.30 p.m.



The conceptual artist Diango Hernández was born in Cuba in 1970. He left his Caribbean birthplace in 2003 – yet up to the present, Cuban society and culture remain the central themes of his drawings,  objects, and installations. He approaches these themes by rotating stages of thoughts and an artistic language  based on “finds.”

His artistic vocabulary is strongly marked by a yearning for his homeland, for its shoreline, for the local fruits and his mother tongue. Hernández transforms Fidel Castro’s rambling speeches into a novel form of visual expression: words become waves, which in turn become an ocean consisting of blue symbols. The idea of the homeland – as ideological construct and place of longing – generates the axes of memory, the reservoirs of energy, and the perpetual mobiles that propel Hernández artistic production.


K21 artist’s rooms
27.02. – 31.12.2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Admission at 8.30 p.m.