ARIEN CHANG CASTAN

A BASE DE VIANDAS

January 19 – February 27, 2022

Thomas Nickles Project is pleased to present work from Arien Chang Castan's A Base de Viandas Series, which celebrates the art of body building in Cuba. In a country where scarcity is the norm, these portraits of hyper-muscled men posing for the camera contain a certain narrative of the improbable. In Cuba, bodybuilding is not forbidden nor is it government sponsored—here Chang captures a cultural sub-universe of unexpected tenderness and unabashed physicality amidst public and private moments; where men build their own materiality, even their own gym equipment.

Opening Party:
Wednesday, January 19, 6-8pm
The artist will be present.

Exhibition Hours:
Wed – Sun 11am – 6pm, Thurs 11am – 7pm  

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