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  • ICAA Record ID
    1162295
    TITLE
    Mauricio Lupini V-6. 811.042 / por Ruth Auerbach
    IN
    Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042. -- Caracas, Venezuela : Sala Mendoza, 1995
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Auerbach, Ruth. "Mauricio Lupini V-6. 811.042." In Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042. Caracas, Venezuela: Sala Mendoza, 1995.
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Synopsis

This text by curator Ruth Auerbach introduces Venezuelan artist and photographer Mauricio Lupini on the occasion of the 1995 exhibition Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042, held at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas. Auerbach reflects on two specific points: the acceptance of an array of expressive media that question the centrality of photography as a category in contemporary art; and the marked interest on the part of a number of artists in themes such as the body and its identity, both of which in these times, are tied to cybernetic time and space. Auerbach’s analysis of Lupini’s photographs is based on that second point. She asserts that all of the works on exhibition address the body and its identity at the ambiguous juncture between reality and fiction.

Annotations

In her analytical criticism of the 1995 exhibition Mauricio Lupini V-6.811.042, held at the Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuelan curator Ruth Auerbach examines the specific formal and conceptual concerns addressed by artist and photographer Mauricio Lupini (b. 1963). It is on the basis of those concerns that she reflects on the issues the artist formulates in the context of Venezuelan art. Almost fifteen years after it was written, the critical development presented by Auerbach is still relevant. Indeed, Auerbach’s reflection can be applied to other artistic categories that similarly question the centrality not only of photography, but of other contemporary expressive media. 

Researcher
María Virginia Pineda Aranda
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Credit
Ruth Auerbach, 1988
Location
Centro Documental, Sala Mendoza, Caracas