Documentary Film: Néstor Siré’s “Circo de polvo”

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The conference “30 años de la Bienal de la Habana: eventos teóricos” [30 Years of the Havana Biennial: Theoretical Events] will take place on May 22-24, 2014, at the Theater of the National Museum of Fine Arts [Teatro del Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes] in Havana, Cuba. Among the many interesting sessions and related events is a screening of the documentary film by Néstor Siré, Circo de Polvo. The film will be screened on May 22 ay 2:00pm.

The documentary focuses on a workshop by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco in a space known as “ruinas del circo,” located at the former Ballet School of Superior Art Institute (Instituto Superior de Arte or ISA), in the Cubanacán area.

Gabriel Orozco was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (1962) and studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arte Plásticas in Mexico City, and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain. An avid traveler, Orozco uses the urban landscape and the everyday objects found within it to twist conventional notions of reality and engage the imagination of the viewer.

Néstor Siré Mederos is an artist from Camagüey (1988). He has participated in exhibitions in Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and the United States and he is the recipient of several national honors such as a scholarship for creative work from the Ludwig Foundation in Havana, Cuba (2013). He also has also taught video workshops at the ISA.

[Many thanks to Teo Freytes for bringing this item to our attention.]

For more information and full schedule (in Spanish), see http://www.leedor.com/contenidos/artes-visuales/30-anos-de-la-bienal-de-la-habana-eventos-teoricos

See more on Orozco at http://www.art21.org/artists/gabriel-orozco and http://www.lajiribilla.cu/2012/n576_05/576_02.html

See more on Néstor Siré at http://Néstor sire.blogspot.com/ or contact the artist at nestor ramon@gmail.com

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