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Guerra De La Paz to speak Feb 23rd

Published February 15, 2012

Guerra De La Paz – Public Lecture February 23rd, 2012 @ 7PM William Johnson Building Room 2005

Guerra De La Paz in residence for special project: February 20th – February 25th, 2012 at 621 Gallery. Students who are interested in working on this project should contact: “Lilian Garcia-Roig” <lgarcia@mailer.fsu.edu>,

Guerra de la Paz is the composite name of Cuban born, American artist duo Alain Guerra (born 1968) and Neraldo de la Paz (born 1955), who have been collaborating since 1996. They are based in Miami.

Guerra was born in Havana and de le Paz in Matanzas. Guerra de la Paz work in sculpture, installation and photography. Their work references the politics of modern conflict and consumerism alongside symbols of faith; they often use old clothing to build their sculptures.

They have exhibited widely internationally, and have showin venues such as the Sattchi Gallery in London, The Kohler Art Center, The Miami Art Museum and many others.
http://www.guerradelapaz.com/

Guerra de la PazNine2007,
Saatchi Collection, London
Mixed media sculptural installation.365.8 x 213.3 x 213.3 cm

Cuban born American artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz are the collabortive duo Guerra de la Paz . Originally sourcing their materials from the waste bins of second-hand goods shipping companies in Miami’s Little Haiti, Guerra De La Paz make their sculptures from the discarded items of daily life. Viewing their practice as a kind of ‘archaeology’, their work engages with the history inherent in common debris and its possibility for recycled usage. In Nine, a giant mound of clothing heaps with strata of prom dresses, Christmas jumpers, and embarrassing yesteryear fads, bearing down with the weight of a civilisation and its disowned memories. Beneath the fringes of the hulking mass can be seen the feet of nine people supporting the load, a testimony to the strength and value of community.