Artwork

The Raft / Armando Mariño

2010
Armando Mariño, The Raft, 2010
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Identifier

IWC.2010.529

Materials

installation, automobile, polyester resin, performance

Description
Also part of Queloides is Mariño’s installation The Raft, a 1950’s-era Plymouth supported by dozens of dark brown legs. The piece can be interpreted on a number of levels—as a symbol of the labor of Afro-Cubans, a commentary on Cuba’s continued economic struggles, or an allusion to the attempt by some of Cuba’s inhabitants to float away from the island in cars.
About the Artist
Armando Mariño studied and later taught at the Instituto Superior Pedagógico, Havana. He lives and works in Spain and the Netherlands and is currently a resident artist in the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Mariño paints in a neo-surrealist style, juxtaposing often violent historical and contemporary images.
October 15, 2010 - February 27, 2011
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