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The possibility of everything curated by Dominique Fontaine

Silent Rise, 2012
Photo: David Beltrán

Suitable for all ages

Silent Rise, 2012

Glenda León - Havana, Cuba


In true listening, a process of emptying our thoughts and ego to let in words, the presence of the other is felt deeply.

With this sculpture, the artist explores the notion of silence in relation to spiritual development. Silent Rise invites the audience to experience the act of listening from a new point of view: seeing sound, listening to images. The rungs in the sculpture refer to musical staves. The ensemble of staves amplifies the crescendo effects of this allegorical sculpture.

Cuban-born, Madrid/Havana-based, Glenda León has exhibited in the 55th Venice Biennale (Cuban Pavilion), SITE Santa Fe Biennial, VII and X Havana Biennials. Show subject in Chateau des Adhemar, Le Plateau, Centre D’ Art Contemporain Optica, MagnanMetz, Pierre-François Ouellette, and Galeria Habana. Leon has a BA in Art History from the University of Havana and an MFA from Academy of New Media Art in Cologne, Germany. Her work is in museum collections including Centre George Pompidou, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal and AGO.


Campbell House Museum

160 Queen Street West (At University Avenue)

This project is outdoors.