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Ángel Delgado Fuentes

Ángel Delgado Fuentes is considered one of the leading contemporary artists of Cuban art living in exile. Through various media, he pursues themes of individual freedom and/or the lack thereof, especially in Cuba. In 1990, the artist was imprisoned in Cuba for six months following an anti-government performance art piece he presented in a Havana gallery. This work of art subtly criticizes the political conditions of contemporary Cuba—the fear of non-conformity, the confrontational few and the idea that freedom is just a trip away. Placed within a black suitcase is a series of small white sheep made of soap, in which several sheep run contrary to the herd.
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Ángel Delgado Fuentes es considerado como uno de los artistas más destacados del arte cubano contemporáneo en el exilio. A través de una variedad de técnicas, Delgado presenta temas relacionados con la libertad o la falta de libertad individual, especialmente en Cuba. En 1990, el artista estuvo en prisión en Cuba durante seis meses tras realizar una representación contra el gobierno que se presentó en una galería de La Habana. Esta obra critica de una manera sutil las condiciones políticas de Cuba hoy en día. Colocadas en esta maleta hay una serie de ovejitas realizadas en jabón, algunas de ellas corren hacia el lado opuesto del rebaño.
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Image Credit:
Ángel Delgado Fuentes (Cuba, 1965)
Hacia dónde vamos VIII/ Towards Where We are Going VIII
2008
Polyester and nylon suitcase, soap and wood base
Gift of the artist
M.2009.008

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