Los Carpinteros

(Alexandro Arrechea, Dagoberto Rodriguez, Marcos Castillo), live and work in Havana. Group formed in 1990. La Ciudad transportable (2000) is an urban installation piece made of tents with aluminium frames which mimic the buildings of historic and industrial cities. La ciudad transportable is a mobile ensemble of archetypal figures which epitomise the entire works of the Cuban group. Their name, “Los Carpinteros (the carpenters), is a direct reference to the techniques which they usually employ. They construct and transform buildings using wood and metal. Their sculpture-installations represent a hybrid genre, indefinably “borderline”. The manual labour required by their works reflects the history of their popular culture; thus, they join traditional building methods with a conceptual approach.