Liliana Porter: Fox in the Mirror


Hosfelt Gallery is pleased to present the West Coast premier of Liliana Porter’s most recent video, “Fox in the Mirror.” Porter’s work playfully subverts convention, disrupts time, and messes with reality. With enchanting incongruity, Porter mixes the absurd with the philosophical, creating extraordinary situations that lure us into the world of her idiosyncratic cast of characters.


Drawing from an extensive collection of vintage figurines, knickknacks, toys, and souvenirs, Porter puts her characters in unexpected circumstances and relationships. The peculiar situations she invents, where disparate events occur simultaneously, or dissimilar characters interact, invite political, philosophical and existential interpretation.


“Fox in the Mirror,” like her two videos that preceded it, utilizes a cast of characters that will be familiar to those who know her work. These characters “act” in a succession of seemingly unrelated vignettes that together comprise a poetic vision of the human condition. The haunting and beautiful sound track of the video is an original score composed and performed by Sylvia Meyer.


Porter (born 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina), is perhaps the most well-known and influential living female artist from Latin America. Her work has been exhibited extensively internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Reina Sophia in Madrid, Daros Latin American Collection in Zurich, and every major Latin American collection.