Palermo

Carlos Garaicoa

Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea | Palermo

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In the 1990s, Carlos Garaicoa became known for his careful studies of his hometown of Havana. His work since, whether in photography, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation, text, or video, has been inhabited by the city and its ruins, its shattered dreams turned to dust and piles of rubble. Interweaving art, city planning, and architecture, he examines the ways in which its urban spaces preserve memories of the past and are charged with political, documentary, and social content. Just as Havana previously constituted an inescapable point of departure for the artist’s investigation of the meaning, potential, and limitations of the historical moment, Palermo, Italy, similarly becomes a bitter metaphor for a contemporaneity suspended between anatomies and anathemas, as the title of this compelling exhibition, “Anatomías y Anatemas,” had it. In fact, the show suggested an

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