13 International Dogs
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
On View: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, South (rectangular gallery), 4th floor
Interested in how museums construct art-historical narratives, Gala Porras-Kim incorporates objects from museum collections into drawings that are at once humorous and critical. 13 International Dogs may appear deadpan in its seemingly clinical representation of variously animated ancient canines from global art history, but Porras-Kim looks insightfully at the ways the meanings of objects change when they enter different spaces and different histories, especially through the conceptual work of an artist. Have museums artificially separated historical objects from contemporary art? What happens to the meaning of both when they become part of an integrated conversation?
Graphite, color pencil, and ink on paper mounted on canvas
Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019
© Gala Porras-Kim
The Brooklyn Museum holds a non-exclusive license to reproduce images of this work of art from the rights holder named here.
The Museum does not warrant that the use of this work will not infringe on the rights of third parties. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
If you wish to contact the rights holder for this work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will assist if we can.
Gala Porras-Kim (Colombian, born 1984). 13 International Dogs, 2019. Graphite, color pencil, and ink on paper mounted on canvas, 60 × 48 in. (152.4 × 121.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019, 2019.22. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.2019.22.jpg)
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.