Liliana Porter Forced Labor II 2004

Artwork details

Artist
Liliana Porter born 1941
Title
Forced Labor II
Trabajo Forzado II
Date 2004
Medium Chipboard, MDF, melamike, earth, resin
Dimensions Display dimensions: 1110 x 260 x 80 mm
Collection
Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee and Lilly Scarpetta and Roberto Pumarejo, 2007
On long term loan
Reference
L02820
Not on display

Display caption

Argentinian conceptual artist Liliana Porter has created a series of installations titled
Forced Labour in which tiny figurines engage in everyday tasks using common materials that are completely out of proportion to their miniscule size. The sweeping woman shown here seems incapable of tackling what to the viewer is only a moderate line of dust. Porter’s practice has consistently explored the disjunction between the real and the art object and how to represent the world through fictitious processes.

April 2012

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