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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)

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)

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.