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Liliana Porter among others

Liliana Porter, Actualidades, Breaking News, 2016, 22 minutes. Photo courtesy Jameel Arts Centre.

September Film Programme 

Gallery 9’s September programme is curated in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Second Hand’, currently on show in galleries 1-3, and explores materiality in artist’s film practices. The selection includes animation, text-based web practices and documentary, and features films by Liliana Porter, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Munem Wasif, Prabhakar Pachpute and U-ra-mi-li Project. The programme kicks off with Liliana Porter’s video Actualidades/Breaking News. 


Week 1: September 2 – 7, 2019

Liliana Porter, Actualidades/Breaking News (2016, 22 mins). Courtesy of the artist and Ruth Benzacar Art Gallery.

Liliana Porter (b.1941 Buenos Aires, Argentina) playfully subverts convention, disrupts time, and messes with reality in her photography, video, prints and drawings. Each scene in Actualidades /Breaking News is structured as if it were a section in a newspaper, including ‘classifieds’, ‘art and leisure’, ‘fashion and style’ and ‘world news’.  Each scenario becomes an evocative portrayal of the absurdities and tragedies perpetuated by a cast of characters comprised of inanimate toys and other mass-produced objects the artist finds in flea markets and antique stores.


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