Objetos Apropiados / Appropriated Objects (Monuments to fiddling) Macba, 2003
Photograph | C-print
90 x 221 cm.
The photographs of Ana Prada (Zamora, 1965) expose the relation between the most humdrum objects and what they are or may come to be. Attentive observation of the things she finds around her leads the artist to reinterpret them. The implicit and always present possibilities of disrupting reality and generating new viewpoints recognizes the versatility of any object when it is capable of adapting to a new context as a result of being decontextualized.
With the photographs in the series Of the Museums, Ana Prada blows up pictures of everyday things to make us reflect on the idea of Art as an institution. Prada here contrasts two opposites: the strength of the iconic architecture and the monumental sculpture that usually occupies key significant spaces within it, and the impossibility of creating a public work out of fragile and ephemeral elements, often used in contemporary art.