Liliana Porter

Wrinkle

1968

Artist
Liliana Porter born 1941
Original title
Arruga
Medium
10 photo-etchings on paper
Dimensions
Image, each: 216 x 286 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2012
Reference
P13236

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These ten photo engravings document a sheet of paper being crumpled. Porter is interested in how the viewer gives meaning to what they see. By looking at this work, we mentally reconstruct the process which transformed the paper. Porter made this portfolio while working as part of the New York Graphic Workshop, a printmaking lab she founded with other Latin American expatriates which produced cheap and often disposable ‘serial objects’. This series includes a witty text written in the form of an interview by American poet and Fluxus artist Emmett Williams.

Gallery label, January 2019

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