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See art conversation between Portland, Havana

Lewis & Clark College invites the public to view a special exhibit titled Intersecciones Havana/Portland through March 13. The exhibit is a conversation between the two cities and features the art of six Cuban artists who have traveled to Oregon with their art created in consideration of Portland’s history.

The artists include:

n Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, who creates installations and public actions that poke at the troubled cultural space for people of African ancestry;

n Reynier “El Chino” Novo, whose repurposed cultural objects reveal the depleted energy of true political action;

n the spare performances of Elizabeth Cervino, which draw from the haunted contradictions in historic spaces;

n Adriana Arronte’s installations of exquisitely crafted glass and plastic objects complicate spaces of personal consumption;

n Rafael Villares’ displaced landscapes, which create tensions between desire and reality; and

n Yornel Martinez’s textual interventions, which replace movie titles

on cinema marquees with lines of poetry.

Havana and Portland are both small cities that occupy large spaces in their nations’ imaginations. This show is an attempt to open up ongoing artistic exchanges between these vibrant and vital places.

The exhibit hangs in the Hoffman Gallery on campus. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The gallery is free and open to the public. Parking on campus is free on weekends.

Lewis & Clark College is located at 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road in Portland.