Carlos Garaicoa

The point, the line and the plan

2009

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Medium
Hand cut book, wood and glass
Dimensions
Overall display dimensions variable
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2010
Reference
T13236

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Garaicoa’s work is often concerned with failed utopian schemes, presenting a critical reflection on the social and political history of Cuba since the revolution. He focuses on architecture as a way of addressing the degraded reality of contemporary Havana. This work was created from an English-language educational book on architectural drawing whose pages have been cut and folded. The book was re-published in Cuba in 1966 and reflects the utopian aspirations of the revolution through the emphasis it placed on education, in this case in the field of architecture.

Gallery label, February 2011