"Carlos Garaicoa," an exhibition of new and recent work by the Cuban artist, opens on Thursday, June 10 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Garaicoa’s first exhibition in the city of James Joyce and Francis Bacon explores such themes as the city and memory, the failure of utopias, and the “alternate histories” hidden in official narratives.
Running through August 8 at the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín, Colombia, Bienes Mostrencos (Unclaimed Goods) presents works by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa, highlighting his principal artistic obsessions: memory, forgetfulness, the city, and the scars left on the urban landscape.
Drama Turquesa (Turquoise Drama), the first exhibition in Madrid by the Cuban art group Los Carpinteros (Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez) hit the headlines in the Spanish cultural press well ahead of its May 4 opening. Popular newspapers such as ABC.es and El Cultural (of the El Mundo newspaper) have already released interviews with the artists as well as articles about the exhibition, which is presented by Ivorypress Art+ Books, the cultural organization run by Madrileña Elena Ochoa Foster.
Alexandre Arrechea, formerly of the internationally acclaimed art group “Los Carpinteros,” recently opened his third exhibition at New York’s Magnan Metz gallery. The show features large-scale sculptures and drawings that defy conventional thinking about Cuban art styles and the role of the artist.