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Magazine

01 September 2013
Copiar no es pecado

Pilar Bonet


De la vida en lugar a dudas, espacio artístico en la colombiana Cali, guardo muchas imágenes y reflexiones. Allí pude ver de cerca la caja Brillo de Warhol, iluminarme con las pantallas de SUPERFLEX, toquetear un Gabriel Orozco o un Kosuth. Eran ‘calcos’ de las obras, paradigmas de la contemporaneidad al alcance de todos. Una iniciativa crítica y desinhibida, iconoclasta a la par que interpretativa. El 10 de agosto se inauguró allí la exposición CALCOS. Retrospectiva de un legítimo amor por lo falso… Lo falso no es plagio ni pecado, sino una nueva verdad.

Calco de Richard Hamilton from lugar a dudas on Vimeo.

Is going to try, once again. Writing about art and culture from the critical, organising production through curatorship or sharing knowledge about teaching are the working registers that enable Pilar Bonet to think about the political factors of artistic production and its social responsibility. Somewhat less glamorous than a professorship, than a certificate of excellence, or a prize, but something that in the end occupies a critical amount of time, with little return. She received the best applause from her friends, many of them artists, for making a paella for them all. She’s going to try and do it, once again.

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