La Puerta

ACCA, The Australian Center of Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia
15 December 2018 — 24 March 2019

La puerta is an architectural threshold centred around a highly decorated proscenium arch, a reference to the archways of Spanish colonial architecture that commonly appear in Latin American patios and buildings. The passage from a monochrome environment to one bursting with colour references the historical translation of black and white reproductions of Baroque European paintings by indigenous Latin American artists into their own art-historical genre.

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Photos by Andrew Curtis