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Liliana Porter

El hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves, first shown at MALBA, travels to Museo de Arte de Zapopan, November 28, 2014 through March 1, 2015.


The installation contains a series of flat pallets, on which familiar characters complete specific tasks: building and destroying, scattering and gathering, leaving and returning, cleaning, sweeping, rising, falling, spilling, and weaving, among other activities. A selection of works on paper completes the show.


In the words of Liliana Porter: "My work includes prints, drawings, installations, objects, public art projects, photography, film and video. The recurring themes are based on reflections on the representation of the concept of time and the ambiguous space between what we call real and images. In recent years, almost without realizing it, a varied cast of characters have entered the work that are objects 'inanimate' little figures, ornaments, things found at flea markets. They act in monochrome and empty space in a nonlinear time."


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