Artist Collaboration - Los Carpinteros

Oct 23 2012
02:44 MIN

Cuban artists Los Carpinteros talk about their new work, a large-scale architectural construction entitled Güiro, based on the concept of an open-air art bar. The title of the work, Güiro, is the name of a traditional Cuban percussion instrument made from the shell of a dried tropical fruit. The word Güiro represents many fundamental aspects of life in Cuba; the rhythm of music, the sharing of food and drink, and the euphoria of celebration. The slatted oval-shaped building will be lit from within, emphasizing its grid structure and making it a glowing beacon of light in the surrounding area. 

Keywords: 
Güiro
Art talk category: 
Artist Collaborations

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