The exhibition Tout le poids d’une île. Collectionner l’art cubain (The weight of an Island. A collection of cuban art) gathers 250 works that are part of the collection of cuban art of François Vallée. The exhibition takes place in three institutions: the centres for contemporary art 40mcube (Rennes), Passerelle (Brest), and the Museum of fine arts of Rennes.

Initiated 30 years ago, François Vallée’s collection is rich of about 400 works of cuban artists (or artists of cuban origin) living in Cuba or in exile. Tout le poids d’une île. Collectionner l’art cubain (The Weight of an Island. A collection of cuban art) presents a selection of these works. At the Museum of fine arts in Rennes, the exhibition highlights the main topics related to cuban art, in an attempt to draw a portrait of it, pointing out its links with international art.

At the centre for contemporary art 40mcube in Rennes, a monographic exhibition of the artist Segundo Planes gathers a series of his works from the 1980s.

The centre for contemporary art Passerelle in Brest presents a solo exhibition of the artist Rafael Domenech, produced on this occasion, as well as a selection of the abstract works from the François Vallée collection.

Based on the poet Virgilio Piñera, the title of the exhibition refers to a way of understanding cubanity, the complexity of living on an island, its history and its idiosyncrasy. The exhibition proposes a journey and an immersion in a universe of unsuspected diversity and fertility.

The exhibitions
General coordination: 40mcube centre for contemporary art

40mcube centre for contemporary art
Segundo Planes, Estructura Ósea del Cero
Exhibition: 01.10.2022 – 23.12.2022
Opening: 30.09.2022, 2 pm – 8 pm

Curated by
Patrice Goasduff, codirector of 40mcube, Anne Langlois, codirector of 40mcube.

Practical informations
40mcube centre for contemporary art – 48, avenue Sergent Maginot 35000 Rennes
Open from Wednesday to Saturday, 2 pm – 7 pm

Musée des beaux arts de Rennes
Tout le poids d’une île. Collectionner l’art cubain.
Exhibition: 26.11.2022 – 02.04.2023
Opening: 25.11.2022, 6 pm

Artists
Yunior Acosta, Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Antigua, Néstor Arenas, Santiago Armada (Chago), Belkis Ayón, José Bedia, Ernesto Briel, Raúl Cañibano, Yoan Capote, Los Carpinteros, Raychel Carrión, Alberto Casado, Sandra Ceballos, Raúl Cordero, Raúl Corrales, Salvador Corratgé, Ernesto Crespo, Arturo Cuenca, Angel Delgado, Roberto Diago, José Antonio Díaz Peláez, Antonia Eiriz, Juan Francisco Elso Padilla, Tomás Esson, José Franco, Carlos Garaicoa, Lázaro García, Rocío García, Carlos García de la Nuez, Julio Girona, Ahmed Gómez, Eric Gómez Galán, Juan-Sí González, Armando Guiller, Henry Eric Hernández, Alberto Korda, Nicolás Lara, larry, Hamlet Lavastida, Ernesto Leal, Vladimir de León Llaguno, Yunior Mariño, Jorge Luis Marrero, Darwin Estacio Martínez, Raúl Martínez, Yornel Martínez, Manuel Mendive, Raúl Milián, Ibrahim Miranda, El Monje, Elsa Mora, Noel Morera, Bernardo Navarro, Glexis Novoa, Odalys Orozco, René Peña, Umberto Peña, Douglas Pérez, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Gustavo Pérez Monzón, Alain Pino, Juan Miguel Pozo, Carlos Quintana, Ciro Quintana, Fernando Rodríguez, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, Lázaro Saavedra, Enrique Silvestre, Loló Soldevilla, Leandro Soto, Ezequiel Suárez, Ermy Taño, José Angel Toirac, Alejandro Ulloa, Eliseo Valdés, Hilda Vidal, Manuel Vidal, José Ramón Villa Soberón, José Angel Vincench.

Curated by
François Coulon, curator at the museum of fine arts of Rennes ; Patrice Goasduff, codirector of 40mcube ; Anne Langlois, codirector of 40mcube ; François Vallée, teacher, art critic, and collector.

Practical informations
Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes – 20, quai Émile Zola 35000 Rennes
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am to 6 pm

Passerelle centre for contemporary art
Rafael Domenech
Cuban abstractions since 1950
Exhibition: 14.10.2022 – 14.01.2023
Opening: 14.10.2022

Artists
Néstor Arenas, Yeny Casanueva, Sandra Ceballos, Hugo Consuegra, Salvador Corratgé, Pedro de Oraá, Carlos García de la Nuez, Rafael Domenech, Flavio Garciandía, Aimée Joaristi, Ernesto Leal, Guido Llinás, Raúl Martínez, Glexis Novoa, Umberto Peña, Loló Soldevilla, Juan Vázquez Martín, Antonio Vidal.

Curated by
Loïc Le Gall, director of Passerelle centre for contemporary art

Practical informations
Passerelle centre for contemporary art – 41, rue Charles Berthelot 29200 Brest
Open on Tuesday from 2 pm to 8 pm, and from Wednesday to Saturday from 2 pm to 6:30 pm