Artphilein Collection on Display: Ángel Marcos

Artphilein Collection on Display: Ángel Marcos

In September, on the occasion of the display of Artphilein Foundation collection, Choisi - one at a time presents "Gool" (2004) by Ángel Marcos.

The photo series "Gool - In Cuba" is part of the project "Around the Dream", the trilogy that Marcos dedicates to three very different geographical places: New York, Cuba, China.

The artist considers New York as the West, intended as a generator of new aspirations and achievements, Cuba as the symbol of Communism and China as a possible combination of the social, political and economic aspects of New York and Cuba: a country with an economy based on unrestrained market, lead by a strict Communist government.

In depicting Cuba, Marcos demonstrates an interest in the contrast between the power and the political propaganda and the real aspirations and needs of the people. Marcos explains: "Havana is a phantasmagorical place. After the impressive architecture of New York, I changed scenery... I exchanged abundance with lack. I kept on working on the means of power and their relentless presence in the everyday life." 

Ángel Marcos is born in Medina del Campo, Valladolid, in 1955. His works are exhibited in Spanish and international museums; in 2013 he participated in the 55th Venice Biennale (parallel event at the San Pasquale School); in 2009 at the X Bienal de la Habana, Cuba; in 2006 at the Bienal del Fuego, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.

On the occasion of the 55th Venice Biennale, Arphilein Foundation supported the realization of Ángel Marcos's book "The intimate subversion", published by Eikon, Wien, in 2013.

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