To see this site properly, please update your browser. Thank you for your understanding.

facebook twitter

Liliana Porter – The Colour Red

September 8th – October 27th, 2012
Galerie Mor . Charpentier – Paris, France

“I am interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.”
–Liliana Porter, 2012

The first solo exhibition in France of Argentinean artist, Liliana Porter, presents a visual commentary on the inherent duality of the human condition.

The Color Red can be used to suggest happiness or good luck, and simultaneously mortality, or death. This co-existence of humor and distress, interiority and identity, is implicit in Porter’s work, which explores the contradictions present within the human condition.

The Colour Red will feature the artist’s new works in addition to photography and video, as well as works on canvas, prints, drawings, collages, and small installations. Many of these pieces depict a cast of characters, inanimate objects, toys, and figurines found in flea markets and antique stores. Placed by the artist in various situations and unexpected encounters, each finished work can be perceived as a theatrical vignette that is animated by the gaze of the viewer.

The Colour Red illuminates Porter’s concern with an awareness of the impossibility of understanding and simultaneously, the possibility of dialogue among dissimilar times and physicalities. Porter refreshingly abandons hierarchies and disparities, juxtaposing hybrid images to display a poetic and poignant reality.

Practical Info
8 rue Saint-Claude, Paris 75003
Metro Ligne 8 Saint-Sébastien Froissart
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11–7pm
T +(33) 01 44 54 01 58

This post is also available in: Spanish