The Fuzzy Line between Art and Life: Artistic Interferences in the Construction of Reality

The Fuzzy Line between Art and Life: Artistic Interferences in the Construction of Reality

Ana María Garzón Mantilla

Language: English

Pages: 76

ISBN: 2:00179023

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Art can reframe, remodel, reenact or reconstruct reality. Using art projects that are
intervening in existing social realities, this thesis strives to analyze how art can interfere
in the construction of reality. The art works chosen are a range of experiences that go
from participatory environments to video installations. Francis Alÿs, Jeremy Deller,
Omer Fast, Thomas Hirschhorn, Pierre Huyghe, Vik Muniz, Walid Raad and Santiago
Sierra are using sources that come from the economic and political system, interventions
in the everyday and existing historical facts. The artworks are questioning the codes of
representation, the relation with the other, the construction of memory and the authority
of history. There is a permanent tension between the artistic representations and reality
itself; which is to say, a permanent conflict between the fiction and the real. This thesis
examines practices that are addressing social and historical conditions, in order to
compare strategies and conflictive situations that appear in the models used by the artists.

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