Armoire (Armario)

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Armoire (Armario)

Cuba, 1998
Sculpture; assemblages
Wood, bricks, cement
Open: 66 x 35 1/2 x 25 in. (167.6 x 90.2 x 63.5 cm); Closed: 66 x 35 1/2 x 14 in. (167.6 x 90.2 x 35.6 cm)
Gift of David Meginnity (AC1999.191.1)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Armoire (Armario) is a bold example of the spatial anxiety that characterizes much of the work of Los Carpinteros from the 1990s....
Armoire (Armario) is a bold example of the spatial anxiety that characterizes much of the work of Los Carpinteros from the 1990s. While an armoire usually evokes the possibility of being filled, this work opens on a brick wall, a dead end. It is as much a comment about the act of art making in particular as it is about the human condition in general. The three artists that compose Los Carpinteros have collaborated since 1991 and have been known as Los Carpinteros (the Carpenters) since 1994. (Alexandre Arrechea is no longer part of the collaborative.) They were dubbed Los Carpinteros because their early pieces were created with materials and tools commonly used by carpenters.

Ilona Katzew, 2008
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