December 2018, arsenal cinema

A 37 90 89

LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN QUIN QUIN, 1967

The A 37 90 89. The Discovery of the Avant-Garde exhibition project at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) is dedicated to the A 37 90 89 project space that was founded in Antwerp in 1969 and which influenced the alternative project spaces, producer galleries, and participatory initiatives that were to follow it in exemplary fashion. Alongside a collaboration with contemporary project space after the butcher, the project includes a film program realized in collaboration with Arsenal, discussion events, and conversations with people from the time. In the form of a picaresque novel that gleefully mixes different genres, LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN QUIN QUIN(Julio García Espinosa, Cuba 1967) depicts the adventures of Juan Quin Quin in pre-revolutionary Cuba. From the poorest of backgrounds, he goes into service as a server, a circus artists, a coffee grower and a revolutionary. The film de-mystifies the revolution, but always keeps an eye on social realities. (13.12.)