30 October 2017 – 4 February 2018
opening 30 October at 7 pm
Curated by Claudia Gioia
The Fondazione Merz in Turin is dedicating a major exhibition to the work of Garaicoa, and for the occasion the artist will be presenting a new core of works dedicated to the theme of the city as ideal space and construction site of the world.
Just as Havana already constituted a starting point for investigating the meaning and possibilities of a period of social life, so Turin becomes a metaphor for contemporaneity through words, images and the history of an industrial utopia that has become connective tissue, urban face, doing and subjectivity to the point of disappearing, transforming itself and become something that still needs to be understood.
Carlos Garaicoa was born in Havana in 1967. He lives and works in Madrid and Havana. He has been active since the early 1990s and has participated in some of the most important events in the world of contemporary art: the Johannesburg Biennale (1995), the São Paulo Biennale (1998), the Gwangju Biennale (1997) as well as editions V, VI, VII and X of the Havana Biennale, the Yokohama Triennale (2001), and the 51st and 53rd Venice Biennale (2005, 2009). In 2002, he participated in Documenta 11 in Kassel. Carlos Garaicoa’s works have also featured in important institutions such as: Fundacion Boti’n, Santader (2014), the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao (2011), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2002), the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid (2000), the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli (2000), the Kunsthalle in Vienna (1999), and the Centro Wilfredo Lam de Cuba, Havana (1995).
Thanks for the collaboration to: Galleria Continua
Thanks to: Città di Torino, Kuhn & Bülow and Birra Menabrea.