Saturday August 2, 2014

Exhibition Walk-Through: Adonis Flores at Galería Habana

A look at Malos Pasos, the artist’s recent solo show

Adonis Flores, Box, 2014

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Earlier this month, Adonis Flores: Malos Pasos (Missteps) closed at Havana’s Galería Habana. Here’s a quick photo walk-through of the exhibition—including one of the most memorable artworks to appear during the soccer-mad World Cup season.

Malos Pasos continues Flores’s exploration of the human condition from the perspective of military life—an enduring remnant of his time as a soldier in Angola in 1989. Working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance art, he uses the military framework to explore themes of power, violence, irrationality, fragility, and an existential uncertainty, all with a wry sense of humor and appreciation of the absurd.

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Installation view of Malos Pasos at Galería Habana.

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Adonis Flores, Leaks / Filtraciones, 2014

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Installation view of Malos Pasos at Galería Habana.

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Adonis Flores, Pelotón / Platoon, 2009-2013

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Installation view of Malos Pasos at Galería Habana, showing Canon, 2012

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Adonis Flores, Canon (digital print), 2012

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Video frames from Adonis Flores, Danza sobre Alfombra Persa / Dance on Persian Carpet, 2014

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Installation view of Malos Pasos at Galería Habana.

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Adonis Flores, Granada / Grenade, 2011-2013