Over and Over
175 cm diameter
68,89 in diameter
Ivan Capote’s approach to sculpture and installation resonates with people from all backgrounds and experiences. This work, in its semblance and in its title, explores the mechanical and laborious processes in which history is created and erased. The presence of the letter G is typical of Ivan Capote’s work as he has a connection to text and image and their relationship, incorporating letters into his work which invite the visitor to stay, study, interact and ultimately create a deeper relationship with the piece.
Iván Capote (Pinar del Río, Cuba, 1973) graduated from the National Art School, Havana, in 1992. He currently lives and works in Havana.
His work focuses on a conceptual creation of linguistic tradition that, beyond discovering the interstices of language and its materiality, proposes to reflect on ontological, existential, political and social phenomena of the present. Words assume the double condition of meaning and structure, hence their visual constructions often give verbal language a three-dimensional character.
In 2017, his work was part of the group exhibition at the Cuban Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale.
Amongst his main solo shows, we mention: Verbum II, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana (2016); Verbum I, Galería Habana (2015); Morfemas, Galería Habana (2012); Sutil, Galería Habana (2009); Aforismos, Galería Habana (2006); Pensamientos paralelos, Galería Habana, Zurich, Switzerland, (2006); Drawings and Projects, Brownstone Foundation, Paris, France (2003); Armonía de contrarios, Galería Habana (2001); among others.
His work has been part of the following most recent group exhibitions: Intersections, 13th Havana Biennial, Factoría Habana (2019); Black Mirror, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria (2018); Ciudades Invisibles, UNAICC, organized by Galleria Continua (2017); Cuba mi amor, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France (2017); Art x Cuba, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen , Germany (2017); Overseas, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany (2017); Adiós Utopía, Walker Center, Minneapolis, USA (2017); (In)Mobiliario, Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia (2016); Cuba Libre, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany (2016); Off Ballance, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2015); among others.