13 International Dogs
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
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
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Purchased with funds given by The LIFEWTR Fund at Frieze New York 2019
© Gala Porras-Kim
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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)
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