A Talk with Carlos Garaicoa 

ACT at MIT

Who: Carlos Garaicoa 
What: Presentation and discussion.
When: Monday, 03/09 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: E15-001

Carlos Garaicoa Manso (Cuba, 1967; lives and works between Havana and Madrid) employs a multidisciplinary approach to address issues of culture and politics, particularly Cuban, through the study of architecture, urbanism and history. His main subject has been the city of Havana, and his media include installation, video, photography, sculpture, pop-up books, and drawing.

Among his most important solo shows we can highlight those at Peabody Essex Museum; Fondazione Berengo; Lund Konsthall and Skissernas Museum; Parasol unit; Fondazione Merz; MAAT, Lisbon; Azkuna Zentroa; Museum Villa Stuck; Nasjonalmuseet; CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; Fundación Botín; NC-Arte y FLORA ars + natura; Kunsthaus Baselland; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Research in Art;  H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Centre d’Art la Panera; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos; National Museum of Contemporary (EMST); Inhotim Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo and Caixa Cultural (Rio de Janeiro); Museo ICO and Matadero; IMMA; Palau de la Virreina; Museum of Contemporary Art; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango and Palazzo delle Papesse.

He has participated in prestigious international events such as: the Biennials of Havana, Shanghai, São Paulo, Venice, Johannesburg, Liverpool and Moscow Biennial, the Triennials of Auckland, San Juan, Yokohama and Echigo-Tsumari; Documenta 11 and 14 and PhotoEspaña 12.

This talk is part of 4.369/8 | Studio Seminar in Art & the Public Sphere taught by prof. Gediminas Urbonas and TA Nathaniel Elberfeld, SMArchS’20 with support from CAMIT.

4.368/9 | Studio Seminar in Art and the Public Sphere: Swamp Observatory
This course conceptually deals with new modes of public and environmental art production, programming, and publication that shifts the discussion on public space towards anthropocene public space. By focusing on the new environmentalisms this course inquires ontologies of scientific instrumentarium developed for sensing and viewing of an environment, including devices that produce and construct nature. Suggesting exploration and design of artistic sensorial devices the class encourages to tinker with experimental, artistic, and ethnographic devices, as a way to destabilize the scientific regimes of governmentality aiming at a production of alternatives in times of new climatic regime. Projects developed in this class will grapple with communication beyond humans, understanding and mapping of holobiontic relations, and other ways of knowing and doing the world.

venue

  • act cube
    Wiesner Building
    MIT Building E15-001
    20 Ames Street
    Cambridge, MA 02412

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