Jan 20–Mar 25, 2007

Carlos Garaicoa

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Carlos Garaicoa

Carlos Garaicoa, 2007, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Carlos Garaicoa is the first US survey of recent work by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, who addresses Cuba’s politics and ideologies through the examination of modern architecture. Presenting a selection of new works created specially for the exhibition, Carlos Garaicoa opens in ICA’s second-floor galleries on January 20 through March 25, 2006.

Organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Associate Curator Alma Ruiz, Carlos Garaicoa features 12 works that use architectural models, renderings, drawings, videos, and photographs to articulate the failed outcome of social and architectural programs in Cuba. Adopting the city of Havana as his laboratory, Garaicoa has been working since the early 1990s using a multidisciplinary approach that includes architecture and urbanism, narrative, history, and politics. His works are charged with provocative commentary on issues such as architecture’s ability to alter the course of history, the failure of modernism as a catalyst for social change, and the frustration and decay of 20th-century utopias.

Curated by Alma Ruiz, associate curator of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
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"ICA acknowledges the generous support of Galleria Continua; Peter & Mari Shaw; Barbara & Aaron M. Levine; and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation for promotional marketing. Additional funding has been provided by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Dietrich Foundation, Inc., the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art, friends and members of ICA, and the University of Pennsylvania. ICA is also grateful for inkind support from Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

This traveling exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Jumex Fund for Contemporary Latin American Art; the Katherine S. Marmor Award; Mary and Robert Looker; Mandy and Clifford J. Einstein; David Hockney; Jennifer McSweeney and Peter Reuss; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; and the City of West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission."