Theoretical Beach at Morsbroich Museum, curated by Stefanie Kreuzer
Opening: 22 May 2016, it lasts untill 28 August 2016
Diango Hernández: Theoretical Beach
Under the programmatic title of “Theoretical Beach”, Museum Morsbroich presents a first major solo exhibition of the Cuban artist Diango Hernández. His works originates from reflections on political, social, cultural and social realities that relate – to a certain extent – to the artist’s own biography.
Working in close cooperation with the institution, Hernández transforms the castle that hosts the museum into the scenario of an “imaginary, theoretical beach”. Wave paintings that stretch over several exhibition spaces, transform the central building of the castle in a kind of aquarium. While interfering with the existing architecture, the artist creates walkable installations playfully awaken with sand, shell and exotic fruits, suggesting the atmosphere of a tropical beach.