A horizon falls, a shadow
Macro Testaccio hosts the first solo exhibition in Italy by Mexican artist Luis Felipe Ortega, who represented Mexico at the 56th Venice Biennale. A large number of works, including video, photography, installation, drawing, gives an account of the artist's multimedia progress.
The theme of the gaze, of the "exercise of observation", as the artist declares, is central to his work that requires careful, prolonged vision.
If in Horizons (2013 - 2017) the lapis composes the different shades of a horizon, of a space as real as mental, in Looking, the visitor is invited to reflect himself in the minimum fragments of the real, photographed .
In the video Altamura (2016) the images of a landscape, accompanied by the voices of poets, philosopher writers, flow slowly almost like frames and have the quality of temporal fragments. From the subtle link that over the course of time has also intertwined with other authors, Double Exposure (Expanded) (2012-2017) takes shape. That is the review of Flowers, the artist's book by Fischli & Weiss, as well as the video Remake made in 1994 with Daniel Guzman, a re-enactment before the performance of Bruce Nauman, by Terry Fox, by Paul McCarthy.
The exhibition A Horizon Falls, in Shadow, is accompanied by a catalog containing the text of the curator Lucilla Meloni, an intervention by the Mexican writer María Virginia Jaua and a conversation between Luis Felipe Ortega and Claudio Crescentini.