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Ana Tiscornia, ‘The Fact of the Matter II’, 2010, Galería del Paseo
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Ana Tiscornia

The Fact of the Matter II, 2010

Chair fragment, cardboard, paper, and fabric
11 4/5 × 17 3/10 × 7 9/10 in
30 × 44 × 20 cm
Location
Punta del Este
About the work
Ana Tiscornia
Uruguayan, b. 1951
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Ana Tiscornia’s diverse practice encompasses wall works and collages composed with cutout cardboard and paper, objects comprised of manipulated fragments of furniture and common tools, as well as digital photography, installation, and painting. Drawing on traumatic experiences from her native Uruguay—including the atrocities of a military dictatorship—Tiscornia obliquely explores themes of displacement, war, poverty, and memory in abstract works that express the artist’s urge to impose new forms of order on the world. In her work, familiar items are reconfigured: branches appear to break through walls, chairs to sink into the ground, and geometric cardboard cutouts overlap in dense layers. “In rearranging the various materials I seek a potential poetics—a kind of cartography of social oblivion—that is simultaneously exposing but also recovering scattered fragments of the utopian project,” she says.

Ana Tiscornia, ‘The Fact of the Matter II’, 2010, Galería del Paseo
Ana Tiscornia, ‘The Fact of the Matter II’, 2010, Galería del Paseo
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About the work
Ana Tiscornia
Uruguayan, b. 1951
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Ana Tiscornia’s diverse practice encompasses wall works and collages composed with cutout cardboard and paper, objects comprised of manipulated fragments of furniture and common tools, as well as digital photography, installation, and painting. Drawing on traumatic experiences from her native Uruguay—including the atrocities of a military dictatorship—Tiscornia obliquely explores themes of displacement, war, poverty, and memory in abstract works that express the artist’s urge to impose new forms of order on the world. In her work, familiar items are reconfigured: branches appear to break through walls, chairs to sink into the ground, and geometric cardboard cutouts overlap in dense layers. “In rearranging the various materials I seek a potential poetics—a kind of cartography of social oblivion—that is simultaneously exposing but also recovering scattered fragments of the utopian project,” she says.

Ana Tiscornia

The Fact of the Matter II, 2010

Chair fragment, cardboard, paper, and fabric
11 4/5 × 17 3/10 × 7 9/10 in
30 × 44 × 20 cm
Location
Punta del Este
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