Los Carpinteros

Los Carpinteros

Handwork, Constructing the World

by Helen MolesworthDaniela Zyman and Gudrun Ankele

Hardback Publication Date: 30/04/2011

The Cuban duo Los Carpinteros renounces individual authorship to sabotage the disciplines of design and architecture from within. This limited edition of the first comprehensive Los Carpinteros monograph--itself voted one of "Austria's Most Beautiful Books" for 2010--comes with a pair of flip flops designed by the artists. These flip flops are imprinted with a street map of Old Havana and are meant for the owner to wear while soaking up the city's atmosphere. As the artists put it: "We wanted people who read our book to have not just the intellectual experience of what we have tried to achieve in our work--i.e. communicating the unique experience of the Contemporary Cuban Artist--but also the visceral experience of 'feeling' the streets of our home and by doing so thinking about what it is and was to be Cuban during the years of our artistic journey."
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Helen Molesworth

Helen Molesworth is a curator and writer. She has organized a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions, most recently Kerry James Marshall: Mastry and Look Before You Leap: Black Mountain College 1933–1957. Her forthcoming exhibition, One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in October 2018.

She is the author of numerous catalogue essays and her writing has appeared in publications such as Art forum, Art Journal, Documents, and October. The recipient of the 2011 Bard Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Curatorial Excellence, she is currently at work on a book of essays about what art does.

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