Los Carpinteros (Catedrales, 2012)

The Cuban artist duo Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) pays homage to the workplace and to craftsmanship. Their sculptural group made of brick and entitled Catedrales presents five monumentalized attachments for cordless electric screwdrivers—the all-purpose weapon of the craftsman. Swiss bricklayers have created the sculptures in two weeks of non-stop precision work. The art magazine Kunstbulletin has labeled the compelling sculptures “a monument to industry.”

LOS CARPINTEROS, CUB, *1971 / 1969, live and work in Havana and Madrid

Courtesy of Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich

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