The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will host a video screening and conversation with acclaimed visual artist Liliana Porter on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building Auditorium.
Porter is an Argentinean artist who has resided in New York for many years. In her work, she places found objects in different situations, constructing small “vignettes” that endow things with an interiority and identity, inviting and activating the spectators’ curiosity and desire. Porter’s work with these objects invites us to think about the role of the gaze in contemporary material culture, interrogates our relationship with commodities and plays with our different notions of value.
During her long and prolific trajectory, Porter has used and moved swiftly thorough different media—printmaking, works on canvas, photography, video, installations or public art projects. Her work has been commented on profusely in Latin American cultural criticism and is represented in many important collections, such as the TATE Modern Collection, London, UK; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The event is co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and Campus Auxiliary Studies.