Jul 16 - Oct 02 2011
Carlos Garaicoa: Making Ammends

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa is known for his study of the contemporary city and its built historical, political, societal and humanistic conditions in a multidisciplinary approach that defies categorization and involves a broad range of materials and techniques. Driven by a belief in the artist’s moral obligation towards society, Garaicoa creates new vocabularies in order to discuss social and political issues.  Artist Residency and installation in June 2011.
Inspired by his native Havana, Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa is known for his explorations of social and political issues in the context of the built environment with a particular interest in the failure of modernism as a catalyst of social change, human rights, and the decay of twentieth-century utopias. The exhibition will be presented in both English and Spanish.
This exhibition first opened in 2009 at the National Museum of Fine Arts during the 10th Havana Biennial in Havana, Cuba, and was curated by Corina Matamoros, Curator of Contemporary Cuban Art at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. Its U.S. debut was at the University of South Florida Contemporary Arts Museum in 2010, cocurated by Matamoros and Noel Smith, Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, University of South Florida Institute for Research in Art.
Photo: David O. Brown / Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Artwork © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid