Mixed-media / Dimensions variable / 2017
In this work, I compared two different concepts of art work, cult and exhibition value, which comes from Walter Benjamin's text, "The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction”. According to Benjamin, face expression such as portrait contends to keep the cult value, the spirituality of art work. On the other hand, the technology of duplication has elements of transitoriness and repeatability which represents the exhibition value.
Repeated photographs are the portrait of my late grandmother.
Text : The Identity of the Art Works