Loidys Carnero

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Loidys Carnero

Cuba | 1982 | Performance, Photography, Spatial

His sculptures probe issues such as traveling from one place to another. Negotiating the territory between the personal and the political while examining a formal vocabulary. For some time Loidys has been working with Blue Curaçao liqueur. He fashioned the bottles of Blue Curaçao into unique open crates. Official Curaçao liqueur is made with the dried peels of the “Laraha”, a bitter orange native from Curaçao. Spanish conquistadores brought the bitter Seville orange to the island in 1527. The Dutch occupied Curaçao in 1634. Bols distillery added the fake blue coloration. Throughout the production of the works he respond s to his own location, drawing from history, culture and local materials. He buys the liquor bottles on one side of the tracks and the wood from the hardware store on the other side of the tracks in Amsterdam Zuidoost, where he lives.

The performance during Open Art Route will consist of serving a Blue cocktail: Gin, lemon and Blue Curaçao liquor. The action also touches upon subjects such as the sensitivity of the dematerialized blue,  developed by French artist Ives Klein within the context on his exhibition “The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Material State into Stabilized Pictorial Sensibility, The Void.” (Iris Clerk Gallery, Paris, 1958).

Loidys Carnero (b. 1982 Havana, Cuba) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam (MFA). His work has been exhibited at venues including Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam; Cobra Museum, Amstelveen; and Liverpool Biennial. Lives and works in Amsterdam.



Where & When?

7 December 2019

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm