1996 | TONY CAPELLÁN | MAR CARIBE

1996 | Tony Capellán
Mar Caribe (Caribbean Sea)
Source: RISD MUSEUM


Tony Capellán collected these commonly worn sandals along the bank of the Ozama River in Santo Domingo where they had washed up. The toe strap from each flip-flop has been replaced with barbed wire, transforming this footwear into a symbol of political and economic hardship and undercutting the stereotypical view of the Caribbean Islands as a tropical paradise.

Source: RISD MUSEUM | Providence, Rhode Island



1996 | Tony Capellán
Mar Caribe (Caribbean Sea)
Source: RISD MUSEUM

1832 - 2009
SHOES & ART



1996 | Tony Capellán
Mar Caribe (Caribbean Sea)
Source: RISD MUSEUM


 

Archive

Follow by Email