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Artist: Kcho





Institution Walker Art Center
"Obras Escogidas (Selected Works) is a ship constructed with some of the schoolbooks that I used, books that could have been used by any Cuban of my generation or the generation before mine. And what Obras Escogidas tries to make visible is the idea of social structure which always remains hidden. It is like putting skin on something that doesn't have skin. Many people look at this work and only see books on Marxism and say the piece is about politics. But there are also natural science books, math and geography books. It is a work that talks about universal literature and the mix of ideas in formation."
--Kcho, 1997
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Type: artist statement
Source: Kcho on Obras Escogidas (Selected Works) (1994), from the website Global Positioning: Exploring Contemporary World Art, 2003.
Rights: Copyright 2003 Walker Art Center
Added to Site: March 1, 2009