Throughout Miami Art Week, Elizabet Cerviño is performing Días de primavera. Each day Cerviño is macerating piles of flower petals in bowls carved out of small cube sculptures. Each unique grouping of petals and its corresponding cube represents a day of spring—of which there are 92. The performance highlights cycles of transformation, with the diverse colors of the petals and their remains as stains celebrating the climax and decline of spring,—its vibrant beauty and subsequent decay. This work forms part of the exhibition project On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.
Elizabet Cerviño (b. 1986, Manzanillo, Cuba; lives in Havana) graduated from the University of Arts (ISA) in Havana in 2009. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Rencontre Internationale d’Art Performance, Quebec, Canada; Pérez Art Museum Miami; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, New York; Odeón Foundation, Bogotá, Colombia; and the 11th Havana Biennial.