Liliana Porter

Forced Labor II

2004

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Not on display

Artist
Liliana Porter born 1941
Original title
Trabajo Forzado II
Medium
Chipboard, MDF, melamine, earth, resin and paint
Dimensions
Displayed: 1110 × 260 × 80 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee and Lilly Scarpetta and Roberto Pumarejo, 2007
Reference
T14460

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.

Gallery label, April 2012

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