ERÖFFNUNG IN DEN NEUEN RÄUMEN
Lo viejo y lo nuevo/ Das Alte und das Neue
September 14 - October 23, 2010
Carlos Garaicoa is one of the most influential, politically committed artists of his generation in Cuba. We are very pleased to present his first solo show in Germany, at OPEN ART.
Garaicoa grew up in socialist Cuba at a time when the euphoria over the revolutionary years was giving way to the disillusion of socio-political relations. Faced with the impending collapse of the Soviet Union and the American embargo, the disintegration of Havana’s architecture became a metaphor for ideological failure. Two extremes define the cityscape: decaying neo-baroque facades, the relicts of colonial opulence, collide with the ruins of unfinished communist-era building projects.
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