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Wilfredo Prieto

Miren el tamaño de este mango (Look at the size of this mango), 2011

Mango, blackberry and rubber band
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Courtesy Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona/Madrid.
Wilfredo Prieto
Cuban, b. 1978
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Conceptual artist Wilfredo Prieto explores the power of humor as an artistic strategy in his installations and interventions. With brazen flamboyance, Prieto makes visual puns in literal yet unexpected ways—such as sweeping dust under a rug for one piece—and always subverts typical expectations of a gallery space. For Grasa, Jabón y Plátano (Grease, Soap and Banana) (2006), Prieto stacked the three titular objects, often seen to represent slipperiness, in the center of an otherwise empty gallery, perhaps alluding to the difficulty of assigning meaning to art; for Mute (2006) he transformed a gallery into a silent disco. Other installations are more politically pointed, as in his 2001 Apolítico (Apolitical), 30 publicly installed flagpoles flying national flags drained of their representative colors, thus making typical distinctions between the flags nearly invisible.

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Courtesy Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona/Madrid.
Wilfredo Prieto
Cuban, b. 1978
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Conceptual artist Wilfredo Prieto explores the power of humor as an artistic strategy in his installations and interventions. With brazen flamboyance, Prieto makes visual puns in literal yet unexpected ways—such as sweeping dust under a rug for one piece—and always subverts typical expectations of a gallery space. For Grasa, Jabón y Plátano (Grease, Soap and Banana) (2006), Prieto stacked the three titular objects, often seen to represent slipperiness, in the center of an otherwise empty gallery, perhaps alluding to the difficulty of assigning meaning to art; for Mute (2006) he transformed a gallery into a silent disco. Other installations are more politically pointed, as in his 2001 Apolítico (Apolitical), 30 publicly installed flagpoles flying national flags drained of their representative colors, thus making typical distinctions between the flags nearly invisible.

Wilfredo Prieto

Miren el tamaño de este mango (Look at the size of this mango), 2011

Mango, blackberry and rubber band
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