Pilar Albarracín

Mentira nº3. «300 mentiras» series

Date: 2009

Technique: Black and white photograph

Dimensions: 125 x 187 cm

Edition: 5/5

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Reg. no.: 735

Not on display

Mentira nº 3 belongs to the series in progress, “300 mentiras” (‘300 lies’), a project in which the artist immerses us in the tale of “stories that are lies but which can be registered as possible,” in her own words. Using photography, she constructs moments that have been historical, appropriating certain parts of them so that we each shape our own narrative based on the image.

The artist makes use of symbols that are assimilated and interiorized by society and are therefore easily identifiable to narrate the 300 lies of the story. Mentira nº 3 is dedicated to women; four women portrayed with their backs to us observe an event that is taking place in the middle of the street. On them, recognisable symbols like a cross on the back of three of them, in allusion to the situation of all women throughout history, imprisoned in anonymity, marked… a mise-en-scène, a lie which could perfectly well be true, the appropriation of a subtly modified fact, an underlying historical reality.


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