The Arco fair in Madrid: History keeps a lot of artists awake at night


Judith Benhamou-Huet Reports:

The group known as Los Carpinteros now refers to a collective of two Cuban artists who have become international art stars. Although they continue to exhibit together, like at the Phillips Collection in Washington next October, their new productions will from now on be separate. Marco Valdes (born in 1971) has decided to return to live in Cuba whilst Dagoberto Rodriguez (born in 1969) has been living in Madrid for the past ten years.

He is presenting under his own name at the booth of Peter Kilchmann from Zurich twelve famous slogans from the Cuban revolution made using sophisticated metal cladding, evoking the design of the old American automobiles still in circulation on the island.

It’s an association that sums up the state of the country (on sale for between 10,000 and 25,000 dollars).

Dagoberto Rodriguez explains his new creations: