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Wilfredo Prieto

Round trip (Ariadna’s thread), 2012

Ball of string
19 in diameter
48.3 cm diameter
Edition of 1 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
L' Hospitalet , Madrid
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Photo: Jose Jasso Courtesy of NoguerasBlanchard, 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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Photo: Jose Jasso Courtesy of NoguerasBlanchard, 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

Round trip (Ariadna’s thread), 2012

Ball of string
19 in diameter
48.3 cm diameter
Edition of 1 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Location
L' Hospitalet , Madrid
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