March 31, 2022
𝗟𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗔𝗡𝗔 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗘𝗥: 𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦, the latest El Museo del Barrio’s publication is now available. The book centers on the eponymous exhibition featuring the works of Liliana Porter organized by SCAD in 2017, and subsequently presented at El Museo in 2018.
The book retrospective includes references to Porter’s vintage works such as her 𝘜𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘥 murals series and 𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, pieces where she reflects upon the gesture of drawing lines in the space and body, respectively. Porter’s practice during the 1970 centered on the experimentation with geometric shapes, with self portraits, where she explored the real and virtual realms of representation in these pieces. The artist chose images and objects to comment on the archetypal figures’ perception of them having volume in the bidimensional space.
Edited by Humberto Moro, this is the first publication to incorporate material related to the artist’s theatrical work. 𝗟𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗔𝗡𝗔 𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗘𝗥: 𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 is available at El Museo’s website.