Liliana Porter

The Order of Things and Other Works

May 25 – July 20, 2017

Press Release

Sicardi Gallery is excited to announce Liliana Porter: The Order of Things and Other Works.  The exhibition will take place in the Project Room and will include a selection of installations, photographs and mixed media work. This is the eighth solo show for Liliana Porter at the gallery.  Please join us for an opening reception TONIGHT, May 25, from 6-8pm.


The Order of Things and Other Works coincides with Liliana Porter’s exhibition at the Arsenale in the 57th Venice Biennale that will be on display through November 26, 2017. Porter’s installation in the Arsenale, Man with an Axe and Other Brief Situations (2017), forms a critical component of the 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel of the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou of Paris. Part of a new chapter titled Tiempo e infinito [Time and Infinity], the work reflects Porter’s “new effort to restructure the order of things,” as art critic Julio Sánchez freshly noted.  The installation is comprised of arrangements of multiple objects situated on three platforms placed in U-shaped formation, featuring the array of everyday objects that Porter is known for, but engaged in a novel narrative of destruction.


Likening her own work to “watching a movie with the lights on,” the Buenos Aires-born artist first studied at the School of Manuel Belgrano before moving to Mexico City where she attended the Universidad Iberoamericana, taking classes in printmaking with Guillermo Silva Santamaría and participating in an experimental workshop with Mathias Goeritz. After returning to Buenos Aires for further study at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Porter relocated to New York in the mid-1960s, where she co-founded the New York Graphic Art Workshop with fellow Latin American artists Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo. In addition to her print work, Porter’s art engages with notions of time, memory, and emotionality that define the human condition via the forms and movements of small flea-market figurines and found objects across austere backgrounds. She describes her art as “interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.” Porter’s works can be found in major international collections including Daros Latinamerica Collection in Zürich, the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Pérez Art Museum Miami among others.


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