edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 2/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Los Angeles gains insight into Latin America with "Carlos Garaicoa," a survey of the Cuban artist's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center. Curator Alma Ruiz has chosen 13 of Garai-coa's pieces, which explore Cuban life through architectural models, drawings, and photographs.
Born in Havana and a former student of thermodynamics, Garaicoa uses his hometown to articulate failed architectural and social programs in Cuba. His series Sin Título includes photographs of Havana's collapsed buildings, embellished with thread to depict how they once appeared. The rice-paper lamps in his De la Serie Nuevas Arquitecturas represent a futuristic floating city. The artist visits an actual floating city when he participates in the 2005 Venice Biennial. March 6–June 12; 213-626-6222; moca.org.