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Fascinated by the intersection between art and everyday life, Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) merge architecture, design, drawing, and sculpture in quirky and unpredictable ways. Their carefully crafted constructions advance a humorous visual language of contradiction and transformation—like the utilitarian versus the useless and form versus function. Their drawings and studies, referencing technical drafts and blueprints, mock the early planning stages involved in making art. Los Carpinteros adopted the name for their collective in 1994 to embrace the guild tradition of artisans and skilled laborers.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Latinoamérica: volver al futuroMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
LOS CARPINTEROS; Susurro del Palmar - The Whisper of the Palm GroveGalerie Peter Kilchmann
2015
Los CarpinterosParasol unit foundation for contemporary art
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Katarina, 2018

Kitchen furniture and sound
25 4/5 × 101 4/5 × 11 2/5 in
65.5 × 258.5 × 29 cm
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Location
Zurich
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Medium
Image rights
Courtesy the artists and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Fascinated by the intersection between art and everyday life, Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) merge architecture, design, drawing, and sculpture in quirky and unpredictable ways. Their carefully crafted constructions advance a humorous visual language of contradiction and transformation—like the utilitarian versus the useless and form versus function. Their drawings and studies, referencing technical drafts and blueprints, mock the early planning stages involved in making art. Los Carpinteros adopted the name for their collective in 1994 to embrace the guild tradition of artisans and skilled laborers.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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