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LOS CARPINTEROS Building a New Vision interview PAUL LASTER Collaborating on art projects for more than 20 years—first as a team of three and since 2003 as a pair— Cuban artists Dagoberto Rodríguez and Marco Castillo are known in the worldwide arts community as Los Carpinteros, which translates into English as “The Carpenters.” Celebrated for their installations, drawings, and objects that incorporate architecture, design, and sculpture, the Madrid-based duo makes conceptual works that comment on social and political issues. FLATT contributor Paul Laster spoke with Dagoberto Rodríguez about their project for Absolut Art Bureau, a giant sculpture that was used as a bar and performance space during Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2013, and later with Marco Castillo [...]

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Celebrated for her dazzling, decorative portraits of bold, black women that reference art historical sources and pop culture, Mickalene Thomas has been on a meteoric ride ever since snagging a MFA in painting from Yale in Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software [...]