Luis Camnitzer

Casa Daros

September 23, 2014 – February 13, 2015

Luis Camnitzer
Installation View, Casa Daros (2014)

Luis Camnitzer
Installation View, Casa Daros (2014)

Luis Camnitzer
Installation View, Casa Daros (2014)

Living Room (1969/2014)
Vinyl
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Press Release

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, Leidy Chavez & Fernando Pareja), as well as all of its ambiguity as a pure paradox full of seemingly Dadaist absurdity (José Damasceno, Los Carpinteros).

This exhibition is an invitation to greater conscious perception; to thinking, and to a deeper understanding that might lead to more far-reaching insights able to sharpen our ability to discern the meaning of reality as it relates to illusion.