‘The Treachery of Images’ cleverly highlights the gap between language and meaning. The first work I linked by Ulises Carrion was something I came across a few days back in Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid. The simple framed text pulls the viewer in to read, to ponder, to visualise. While the meaning in the text contradicts the setting of it and the environment it’s in.
This got me interested in the setting and space a work is placed in. A performance piece by Andrea Fraser perfectly sums up the thoughts I feel about how a space affects the work. Creating illusion and elevating a work to a certain status just because it is framed and in a certain space. I caught the video work in a museum in Barcelona but couldn’t find a good link online to share. (http://www.moma.org/collection/works/143765?locale=e)