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Liliana Porter, ‘Event V’, 2003-2015, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte
Liliana Porter, ‘Event V’, 2003-2015, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte
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Liliana Porter

Event V, 2003-2015

Figurines, wood shelves, smoke marks
Location
Buenos Aires
Liliana Porter
Argentine, b. 1941
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Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Liliana Porter, ‘Event V’, 2003-2015, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte
Liliana Porter, ‘Event V’, 2003-2015, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte
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Liliana Porter
Argentine, b. 1941
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Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Liliana Porter

Event V, 2003-2015

Figurines, wood shelves, smoke marks
Location
Buenos Aires
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