Ana Prvacki artist talk
About Stealing Shadows
Saturday, November 11th 19—20 h
Colonias 221 Piso 8
With this series of works Prvacki explores the inherent potential present in the act of emulating, measuring the symbolic distance that exists between the original object and the insinuation. The shadow is a gratuitous copy of the object, Prvacki takes advantage of this availability in order to dematerialize the original and transform it into a portable presence. This gratuitousness is not only metaphorical, but it has incidence in reality. The cultural capital of sculptural artworks remains linked exclusively to the object itself, while the images that reproduce the object are valued and legitimized as the work in the realm of the faithful representation, the visual copy; the shadow appears in a very ambiguous dimension, as a byproduct that exists in the periphery of authorship, only as a suggestion.