Los Carpinteros est.1991 / Altoparlante Solimar
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about this work
The sculpture is based on the Solmar building in Havana, which built in 1944 to a design by Manuel Copado stands out from its neighbouring structures not only due to its height but also its sinuous balconies. The work is a hybrid between speaker and architectural structure, where speakers replace the apartments bringing the noise of the streets of Havana into the private spaces of people. The speakers also stand for the omnipresence of music in Cuba which is almost an ubiquitous feature of public places in the country.

Los Carpinteros (est.1991, Cuba)

Altoparlante Solimar, 2008

Loudspeakers and ebony wood
237 x 350 x 120 cm.
93 5/16 x 137 13/16 x 47 1/4 in.
Provenance:
Fortes Vilaca Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil  Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M SculptureLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Los Carpinteros, curated by Ziba Ardalan
Parasol Unit, London, United Kingdom.
March 2015 - May 2015

Sub-Urbano
Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brasil
June 2008 - August 2008

publications

Rochelle Steiner, Eugenio Valdes Figueroa, Adam Budak, Hardback, Los Carpinteros handwork - constructing the world
Walther König, Köln (Book), 2011

Artwork History
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