Inti Hernandez on show at Huize Frankendael
Huize Frankendael, the 18th-century manorial estate, discloses the house as an exhibition space for contemporary art. They now present:
‘Een dwaze zomer op Huize Frankendael’
31st May – 8th November
‘A true Romantic revival will take place in our park as we proudly present our new exhibition A foolish summer at Huize Frankendael. In the 19th century, so-called follies popped up in the gardens of the elite all over Europe. These small, imaginative constructions could present themselves in about any form – be it the old ruins of an ancient structure (like the ruin that is still on view in Park Frankendael) or an exotic pagoda. Anything was possible, as these fanciful little buildings were supposed to amaze and encourage reflection.’
Seven contemporary artists, including Inti Hernandez, show their own interpretation of this curious cultural phenomenon.
Huize Frankendael is open to the public on Sundays from 12- 5 PM.
Free admission. A free guided tour (in Dutch) starts at 12.
Huize Frankendael, Middenweg 72, Amsterdam.
For more information, please take a look at: http://www.huizefrankendael.nl/en/art/exhibitions/
ABOUT Inti Hernandez
Inti Hernandez lives and works in between Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Havana (Cuba).
The work of Inti Hernandez is embedded in the philosophy wherein life is defined as a perpetual flow of energy. In his view the question is no longer, “What can I pick out of this flow of energy to my personal liking and benefit?” but, “What could I contribute to this flow of life that is still missing? Hernandez believes that by finding answers to this question your ideas will always be welcome and will allow you something in return.
Hernandez sees art as a medium to create conversation and dialogue. The very nature of his work embodies collaboration. He explores meanings and triggers reflection through his artistic process and through the interaction with those who engage with his work. The more ideas are adopted as another’s subject, the more energy they gather and the more they connect to something fundamental. When ideas mange to create conversations they become something undeniable.
Architecture and Industrial design are both disciplines very much interconnected with daily life. In his work Hernandez plays with their language and with their multidisciplinary habits. By doing so he ensures a special flavour of common sense in his results. Through this process Hernandez obtains vital impute out of the dialogue with people, their dreams, ideas, necessities, priorities, spontaneity and initiative. He sees art as an established institution, which can be developed into business cases and showcases so that many other interests can participate with it- supporting it and being supported by it and thus gaining a benefit from it.