Sandra Gamarra
Page 70 2006

Artwork details

Artist
Sandra Gamarra born 1972
Title
Page 70
Pag. 70
Date 2006
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1950 x 1620 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2009
Reference
T12959
Not on display

Display caption

Gamarra takes the role of ‘curator’ for the fictional Peruvian museum LiMac (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima) – an invention of the artist. She adds to the museum’s collection by selecting an artwork and painting it. Exhibition catalogues provide her source imagery, and she titles her paintings with the relevant page number, so the works in the LiMac collection have been mediated first through photography and then through the process of painting. Gamarra’s chose ‘acquisition’ here is by Candice Breitz, whose own work is based on appropriating material from film and television.

February 2016

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