liliana porter

Everything. Everything about the installation work of Argentina born, New York based Liliana Porter thrills me. I saw her work {the last piece shown above, titled ‘Man With Axe’} at the Venice Biennale, and yes, my heart skipped a beat. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen my personal work but, to me, these works felt like my 2D collages come to life … x 5000! Here are Liliana’s words about her installations:

“In the last years, parallel to photography and video, I have been making works on canvas, prints, drawings, collages, and small installations. Many of these pieces depict a cast of characters that are inanimate objects, toys and figurines that I find in flea markets, antique stores, and other odd places. The objects have a double existence. On the one hand they are mere appearance, insubstantial ornaments, but, at the same time, have a gaze that can be animated by the viewer, who, through it, can project the inclination to endow things with an interiority and identity. These “theatrical vignettes” are constructed as visual comments that speak of the human condition. I am interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.”

Sigh. Love.

comments (5)

  1. Lauren A /// 01.10.2019 /// 9:42am

    I ABSOLUTELY love this- the first one with red sand made me catch my breath!

  2. the jealous curator /// 01.10.2019 /// 2:08pm

    me too

  3. Amy Tingle /// 01.12.2019 /// 5:00am

    Stop it! Genius. They do remind me of your work in another dimension. And I love what she says about the blend of humor and distress, banality and meaning. For me that’s the sweet spot of life. That word again, brutifal – the beauty and the brutality of human existence. I would love to spend a day with Liliana. She’s got the key to the secret door…

  4. Olive Green Anna /// 01.12.2019 /// 5:22am

    I love her work!
    It’s so imaginative.


  5. Patti /// 01.12.2019 /// 8:11pm

    Love her work too !! I have a great love of miniatures and use them in my own work.