Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo (London, UK, 1978) responds to the effects of global capitalism with a practice rooted in processes of communication, movement and exchange. Her varied projects, cutting across street actions, flea markets and public protests, are invariably sourced in communities from outside the art world and her works always allude to culture and street economy. In her work, Carolina Caycedo constantly questions the idea of borders: the borders between producers and consumers, between professionals and amateurs, between profit and disadvantage, between art and society. For her exhibition at the MUSAC, Caycedo proposed making a minka: an act of resistance and emancipation in the Department of Cauca, in Colombia— in the form of sewing workshops, taking as a starting point the relations established with individuals and collectives from the city of León who regard themselves as self-emancipated people and who donated clothes to build a sort of marquee donated by Fundación Cerezales. As a personal architecture, clothes make up the basis for this malleable space, reminiscent of the tents of nomadic peoples, like the Bedouins. The final piece consists of a collectively sewn marquee made out of second-hand clothes and which contains information about their own creators. Similarly, during the action the marquee is activated with a number of activities to be developed inside it, including workshops and lectures, or acts as a meeting point for guided tours.

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