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The possibility of everything curated by Dominique Fontaine

BLACK SUN (Still Image), 2009

Suitable for all ages


Alexandre Arrechea - La Habana, Cuba

Video Installation

Black Sun, a subtle video animation, negates the effect of destruction associated with a wrecking ball. Conceptually, the pendulum-like movement of the wrecking ball alludes to the idea of time and the illusion of power. Black Sun functions as a metaphor of fragility, memory, loss and the failure of violence. A social poetics on the relativity of meaning in our world, the work calls for diverse associations and interpretations.

Born in Cuba in 1970, Alexandre Arrechea graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in 1994. His work has been exhibited in Cuba and internationally. In 2013, Arrechea exhibited No Limits along Park Avenue, a site-specific work that comprised of 10 sculptures embodying New York's most prominent buildings. Arrechea represented Cuba at the 2011 Venice Biennale. His work is in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Fine Arts, Cuba, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, etc.


Spadina Avenue & Grange Avenue

This project is outdoors.