Scratched Surfaces, as Diamond against Crystal

Venue and Dates
Goodman Gallery
London, UK
25 June – 31 July, 2021

Scratched Surfaces, as Diamond against Crystal, was Carlos Garaicoa’s debut exhibition at Goodman
Gallery, London. Garaicoa is one of Cuba’s most significant contemporary artists. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Garaicoa addresses issues of culture and politics with a reflexive lens into architecture, urbanism and history. His work has been included in the Biennials of Havana (1991- 2019), São Paulo Biennale (1998, 2004, 2010), the first
Johannesburg Biennale (1995) as well as the Venice Biennale (2005, 2009, 2018), among others. In his essay, Between Apparatus and Subjectivity: Carlos Garaicoa’s Post-Utopian Architecture, Okwui Enwezor described his practice, “Garaicoa is perhaps one of the most significant artists of his generation to develop a sustained aesthetic and
analytical framework that would fuse the heritage of modern Cuban art and its complex political structure.”

Scratched Surfaces, as Diamond against Crystal, was a presentation of salient bodies of work that engage affective and temporal dimensions of landscape. The exhibition includes the project Memorias Intimas Marcas/ Intimate Memories: Marks which was initiated in 1996. As well as a new major project co-commissioned with DIDAC Art Foundation in
Santiago (Spain), Línea rota de horizonte/ Broken Line of Horizon (2021) exhibited for the first time in the UK.

Installation view courtesy of Goodman Gallery.

Installation view courtesy of Goodman Gallery.

Installation view courtesy of Goodman Gallery.

Installation view courtesy of Goodman Gallery.

Installation view courtesy of Goodman Gallery.

Installation view courtesy of Goodman Gallery.

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