Frank Thiel discusses his new body of work, Quinceañeras, exhibited at Blain|Southern Berlin for Gallery Weekend 2018.

Frank Thiel

The artist explains his work in the context of his long-standing preoccupation with places undergoing transformation; from post-reunification Berlin to the glaciers of Patagonia, and now Cuba. For Thiel, his portraits of young Cuban women celebrating ‘los quinces’ – their transition into adulthood – act as a metaphor for the shifting identity of the unique island.

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