In virtuoso drawings and expansive sculptures, the Cuban artist group Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) intelligently and humorously combines fine art and the applied arts into visual allegories of the present. The use of manual manufacturing processes and the preferred use of wood led in the 1990s to the name of the artist collective that originally encompassed three artists and since 2003 the duo comprising Marco Castillo (born 1971) and Dagoberto Rodríguez (born 1969). more

The Kunstverein Hannover presents the first institutional solo exhibition in Europe by the American painter Hernan Bas (born 1978 in Miami, lives in Detroit). The son of Cuban parents, he grew up in Miami and developed in part large-format paintings depicting fantastic, dreamlike landscapes whose protagonists convey a melancholic romanticism.more

The Belgian artist Hans Opo de Beeck (*1969, lives in Brussels) made his name through playing with illusion and the staging of atmospheric situations.more

From May to August 2012 the Sprengel Museum Hannover, the kestnergesellschaft and the Kunstverein Hannover will jointly present a large overview of the contemporary international art scene in Germany titled MADE IN GERMANY ZWEI. more