Associazione Barriera invites Galleria Continua to present two new solo shows, Resonancias by Yoan Capote, and New Middle Class by Kan Xuan, opening at Associazione Barriera in Turin, during the 2023 edition of Artissima., curated by Sergey Kantsedal with Yuliya Say.
Cuban artist Yoan Capote draws inspiration from the socio-cultural reality of his country, addressing themes of emigration and identity. He uses sculpture, painting, installation, photography and video to create paradoxical images composed of mundane objects that carry political and psychological connotations. The exhibition includes a selection of works by the Cuban artist such as sculptures, installations and paintings from different periods of his career, reflecting on themes that resonate deeply in contemporary society.
Chinese artist Kan Xuan born in China in the early 1970s during the height of the Cultural Revolution. She creates marvellous human works, ranging from performance to photography and video. Kan Xuan’s works enable a visceral experience where aesthetic is interpreted through sight, touch, and sound. At Barriera, she presents “New Middle Class”, a video work in which various metal washers are strung together on an industrial crew rod, spinning around repeatedly.