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Óscar Muñoz
Biografías

Óscar Muñoz Biografías 2002, five-channel video installation with sound, courtesy of the artist and Galería Alcuadrado

AGNSW Contemporary Project

Colombian artist Óscar Muñoz is something of a gentle magician. His ‘disappearing drawings’ are poignant and beautiful, combining consummate skill with conceptual subtlety and rigour.

The five-channel video installation Biografías is one of a series of works in which portraits slowly vanish, reflecting the disappearance of people on a regular basis in Colombia. In these videos, portraits made of coal dust float on water surfaces before distorting and draining away.

AGNSW Contemporary Projects are supported by Andrew Cameron

Contemporary art with UBS
UBS AG

19 Feb – 14 Jun 2009

Free admission

Location:
Contemporary project space