Sandra Gamarra

Page 70

2006

In Tate Modern
Artist
Sandra Gamarra born 1972
Original title
Pag. 70
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

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.

Gallery label, February 2016

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