Liliana Porter

Maria Gainza, Artforum, March 1, 2004

 “For a work to be what we call a work of art, it must generate an idea, perhaps another work,” Liliana Porter once observed, thus delineating the sphere of her production as the possibility of an ever-recurring cycle: a reality that produces a fiction that produces a reality, with one work containing another, like Russian nesting dolls. Now an exquisite survey curated by Inés Katzenstein has shown the extent to which Porter’s remark has guided her voyage through the world of representation.