“ART IS ART” criticizes the process of trivializing meaning in contemporary discourse and how this process affects the evaluation and legitimation criteria of artworks.
THE THIEF OF AURAS OR NEFERTITI
Photography and audio exhibited on television monitor.
The bust of Nefertiti is exhibited in the Neues Mueseum of Berlin. Because of the fear that her aura is stolen by visitors, taking pictures in the room is forbidden. Two security guards keep with extreme zeal that the original is not tainted with any unauthorized reproduction. On the 27th of March, 2016, at 13. 47, we proceeded to try to capture the aura of the bust of Nefertiti. We recorded sound, interrupted by the conscientious guardians, and grasped her coveted image from afar.
The work was included in the group exhibition – IS – / + IS – /- IS + / + IS +. Foundation Frax. Alfás del Pi, from the 22nd of April to the 12th of June, 2016.