We are pleased to present the video documentation of the show PLACEBO by Omar Barquet and Raúl Cordero, produced by the collective URBALA MX.
Running time: 4:12 min
We are pleased to announce new works by Raúl Cordero shown by Mai 36 Galerie at Art Basel 2019, in Switzerland.
June 12 through 16, 2019. MAI 36 GALERIE I BOOTH P12
We are pleased to announce the piece “Flared scene (with Condo like figure in the background)” by Raúl Cordero to be auctioned at PHILLIPS “20th Century & Contemporary Art” auction. New York, May 15th, 2019. Lot 332
Placebo, the exhibition by artists Raúl Cordero (Havana, 1971) and Omar Barquet (Chetumal, 1979), hosted in the Medicine School Palace, formerly Palace of Inquisition, brings together a set of pictorial, graphic and sculptural work that feeds from history of art, both from the loss of visual representation as well as from its junction with disease. Although the works are not illustrative, in the double meaning of literalness and pedagogy, of disorders or clinical cases, they do are works that consent diverse readings in which the wide semantics of medicine take place: body, pain, science, and even faith and artistic creation itself. In addition, the exhibition operates under the trompe l’oeil of the false promise announced by its title, as an invading agent that installs in a foreign body and grows within it, altering not only its appearance but, above all, its system and function. Within the corridors of the old palace a subtle vibration has modified its regular rhythm, each picture reclined on its walls adds an accent, an unprecedented melody that slow the hastened walk of the visitor, unexpectedly fostering a new relationship with space. Thus, each line and object arranged by Barquet and Cordero echoes circular, intermittently, within the labyrinth of rooms, arches, courtyards and showcases from the old palace, establishing its inevitable presence through a body and a voice coded within the margins of a frame. At the same time, Placebo is not, nor aspires to be, a cure to quench our thirst for knowledge around the body and its intrinsic wonder and rot, but instead an opportunity to purge our intuition within the uncertainty of the world.
We are very pleased to announce new works by Raúl Cordero shown at the exhibition ILLNESS HAS A COLOUR at Estudio 50, as part of the XIII Havana Biennial. Artists in this exhibition are: Alina Áaguila, Juan Carlos Alom, Alexandre Arrechea, Ariana Arronte, Carla María Bellido, Ariamna Contino, Raúl Cordero, Arlés del Río, Humberto Díaz, Leandro Feal, Diana Fonseca, Carlos Garaicoa, Mari Claudia García, Orestes Hernández, Osmel Herrera, Alexis Jacas, Nelson Jalil, Jorge & Larry, Reynier Leyva Novo, Jorge Pablo Lima, Julio César Llópiz, , Luis Enrique López Chávez, Yornel Martínez, José Manuel Mesías, Victor Piverno, Marlon Portales, Renier Quer, Adislén Reyes, Dagoberto Rodríguez, Linet Sánchez and Ezequiel Suárez.