Guided tour in the exhibition ‘Don't write it on ice’
Join us for a guided tour with the artist Juan Andrés Milanés Benito in his solo exhibition ‘Don't write it on ice’, Saturday 18 February at 3 p.m. The tour will be held in English.
Characterized by a social and political commentary, Juan Andrés Milanés Benito’s exhibition Don’t write it on ice in the Overlyssalen starts from the problematic assumption that virtual pollution is a minor issue in the face of the intense environmental crisis.
Milanés Benito approaches art as an instrument for knowledge and for analyzing the relationship between humankind and the world. His silicon-cast sculptures in plastic and epoxy refer to the human behavior of copying and imitating our surroundings, in pursuit of being part of a social environment. Inviting the public to question reality, each sculpture works as a simulacrum as well as enhancing the symbolic notions of the object it copies.
Read more about Benito’s exhibition here, or join the tour!
Juan Andrés Milanés Benito (b. 1978, Cuba) has his education from the Escuela de Arte Wifredo Lam in Cuba, including a one-year exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim - and completed his master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2009). The artist is based in Oslo, is represented by Galleri Riis and his works are part of the Stavanger Art Museum.
The event is free and open for all, and will be held in English. The event will take place in the Skylight room (Overlyssalen) on the ground floor. Please contact us if you have any questions about availability.
The event is part of the dissemination and mediation program at Atelier Kunstnerforbundet (AKF) - an artist collective and development program, supported by Sparebankstiftelsen, Talent Norge og Fritt Ord.