Carlos Garaicoa, After Cerámicas Porno-indignadas (Un consuelo eficiente), 2018
C-type photograph mounted on aluminium / Ceramic tile
60 x 25 cm (23¾ x 9¾ in) / 40 x 26.5 cm (15¾ x 10½ in)
Edition of 10 + 1 Artist Proof
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
Parasol unit is proud to present this limited edition diptych produced by Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa on the occasion of his exhibition at Parasol unit, 13 April – 3 June 2018.
In this exhibition featuring large-scale installations, sculptures, video and photography, Carlos Garaicoa reflects upon ‘the city’ – its limitations, potential and possibilities – as a physical infrastructure, social network and political space. Garaicoa often takes as his starting point the urban environment and architecture of Havana and Madrid, the two cities where the artist both lives and works.
This limited edition mirrors one of the eight large diptychs of Cerámicas Porno-indignadas (Porn-Outraged Ceramics) from 2012–2014, showcased in the exhibition. In each diptych, one part presents a photograph of original early 20th century painted tile advertisements on the exterior walls of a pharmacy located in central Madrid, the Farmacia Juanse. The second part is an altered copy of the original ad printed on ceramic tiles, including visual references to specific moments and incidents throughout Spanish political history, such as corruption, abortion law, sexual liberties and the legalisation of marijuana.