Untitled (Glass & boat), 1975
Modern gelatin silver print made from the original 1975 film negative
14 × 11 inches, framed
ZONA MACO ART FAIR / Mexico City | Liliana Porter
February 6—10, 2019
Please join us at Zona Maco in Mexico City to view a selection of artwork in a variety of media by Liliana Porter. On view will be a special selection of artwork made over a period of decades: 1975 – 2018.
Born in Argentina in 1941, Porter is a member of a pioneering wave of Latinx artists who have mined identity socio-politics using then-new strands of contemporary art making to forge engaging methods of aesthetic engagement. Currently being recognized for her contribution to art history, Porter has recently been highlighted in notable exhibitions including: Other Situations, a solo exhibition at El Museo del Barrio (March 2019), Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (2018), inclusion in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and a career spanning survey at the Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo (2009).
Liliana Porter’s booth in Mexico City will present highlights from a celebrated and dedicated artistic career of giving voice to the Everyperson. Through the use of found inanimate objects, Porter posits the human condition as fragile and curious, yet full of wonder. Activated by the viewer, these characters are cast in vignettes that theatricalize the trials and tribulations of society depicted through an almost incomprehensible range of human emotion. Presented in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, drawing, installation assemblage, collage and video, these oft forgotten – but most likely once adored – ceramic ducks, plastic soldiers, porcelain figurines and the like, are reanimated with a new purpose.