Yoan Capote

Island. 2007
Paint and fish hooks on plywood
Diptych, each 258 x 136.5 x 7 cm

The vast 6 x 3 meter panel work by Yoan Capote entitled Isla (Island 2006/7) portrays the ocean that physically separates Cuba from the rest of the world and on closer inspection the waves reveal themselves to be made up of treacherous fish hooks. The US claims that thousands of Cubans attempt to cross the 145-kilometre expanse of water between Cuba and Florida each year and it has become symbolic of the dangerous and fragile links between not only Cuba and the US but also Cuba and the world.

 

© Photo: Thierry Bal. Courtesy of Iniva

States of Exchange

The exhibition in London provides a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of economic and information exchange in Cuba.

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