liliana porter

Everything. Everything about the installation work of Argentina born, New York based Liliana Porter thrills me. I saw her work {the last piece shown above, titled ‘Man With Axe’} at the Venice Biennale, and yes, my heart skipped a beat. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen my personal work but, to me, these works felt like my collages come to life … x 5000! Here are Liliana’s words about her installations:

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“In the last years, parallel to photography and video, I have been making works on canvas, prints, drawings, collages, and small installations. Many of these pieces depict a cast of characters that are inanimate objects, toys and figurines that I find in flea markets, antique stores, and other odd places. The objects have a double existence. On the one hand they are mere appearance, insubstantial ornaments, but, at the same time, have a gaze that can be animated by the viewer, who, through it, can project the inclination to endow things with an interiority and identity. These “theatrical vignettes” are constructed as visual comments that speak of the human condition. I am interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.”

Sigh. Love.

Source: thejealouscurator

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