Casa Daros

Los Carpinteros, 16m, 2010. Photo: Raimund Zakowski, Hannover.

September 13, 2014

13 September 2014–13 February 2015

Casa Daros 
Rua General Severiano, 159
Botafogo, Rio, CEP 22290-040
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 11am–7pm,
Sundays and holidays 11am–6pm

The exhibition gathers around 50 works, including installations, videos, drawings and objects belonging to Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich, Switzerland. 

The Illusions exhibition reveals a view of the ambiguous and complex, difficult to interpret spaces that swing freely back and forth between a supposed reality and so-called illusion. These spaces are filled with numerous fictions and projections, a more detailed definition of which completely defies categorization.

The artists approach the subject of “illusion” (from the Latin illudere) playfully, and they provide it with a healthy portion of humor: from what is supposedly a mere optical effect (Mauricio Alejo), and the elaborate interplay of symbols, the signified and the signifiers of perception theory (Luis Camnitzer), as mental deceit/disappointment (Leandro Erlich, Liliana Porter), to the illusion as social, political, cultural, religious, marketing or media phenomena (Teresa Serrano, José Toirac, Fernando Pareja & Leidy Chavez), as well as all of its ambiguity as a pure paradox full of seemingly Dadaist absurdity (José Damasceno, Los Carpinteros).

Ideally, viewers of the exhibition will become a little more familiar with their own processes of perception.

Fernando Pareja & Leidy Chavez (Colombia), José Damasceno (Brazil), José Toirac (Cuba), Leandro Erlich (Argentina), Liliana Porter (Argentina), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Luis Camnitzer (Uruguay), Mauricio Alejo (Mexico), Teresa Serrano (Mexico)


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