«Leviathan» is an exhibition that consists of a pile of inflated garbage bags that allude to the person «stripped of identity»
The Cuban artist Ernesto Benítez premiered this Friday at the Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura in the city of Guadalajara, the work “Leviathan”, an exhibition consisting of a pile of inflated garbage bags that allude to the person “stripped of identity”.
The piece, which will be available until February 7, is also a reference to authoritarianisms “from the personal” to “the Governments”, but, above all, to the “expendable” of the “subject, uniform collectivism and Machiavellian anonymity of the hypnotized mob”, as Benítez explains.
The author –settled in Spain– adds with “Leviathan” his second personal exhibition in Cuba in the last ten years and announced that he hopes to do a similar one “soon” in Spain.
The exhibition also alludes to how the subjects in today’s society are “throw away” and, in the end, it is also a “nobody” person in the mass.
In the same way, according to the information that accompanies the work in the center – in front of the iconic Havana boardwalk – it refers “directly to the hegemonic neoliberal ‘matrix’, mediated by the sacrosanct technology, to the implacable influence and to the real power of the market”.