José Alejandro Restrepo

El cocodrilo de Humboldt no es el cocodrilo de Hegel [Humboldt’s Crocodile Is Not Hegel’s Crocodile]. 1994
Media art installation with 2 monitors and text
1:10 min. / 2:10 min., color, sound
(Detail)
Uncertainties, fears, and prejudices as well as their possible causes and constructions emerge ironically in Hegel’s and Humboldt’s commentaries on the size of the American crocodile. The New World meets the Old World here; the empirical world grapples with theory; the relativity of our perception is laid bare; finally, imagination triumphs, and the crocodile itself resigns from the debate, with the wink of a (video) eye…
(From the leaflet)

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Cantos Cuentos Colombianos

Inaugural exhibition at Casa Daros, Rio de Janeiro, 23 March - 8 September 2013. A representative selection of works by 10 Colombian artists, curated by Hans-Michael Herzog.

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