LIMA, PERÚ, 1972
Proyecto Li-Mac (Li-Mac Project), 2005
Madera, ordenador conectado a su web, souvenirs, bolsas, acrílico sobre lienzo / Wood, computer connected to its website, souvenirs, bags, acrylic on canvas
130 x 162 x 30 cm
Instalación. Medidas variables / Installation. Dimensions variable
Donación de la artista / Gift of the artist2005
In 2002, Sandra Gamarra instigated LiMac (Lima Museum of Contemporary Art), a project that responds to the absence of a venue for contemporary art in her hometown and reflects upon the importance of such an institution as a universal marker for modernity in contemporary culture. Her proposal posits the museum as a cultural entity beyond the actual space of exhibition. LiMac is a set of objects and documents —including a website— that can be presented as a work of art in an exhibition space. Echoing the experiment carried out by Marcel Duchamp with his Boite en valise, the installation comes complete with a collection, a museum shop and other typical paraphernalia encountered in any “world-class” contemporary art institution. Reflecting upon the perception of the museum one may have in an ever-more globalized and virtual world, Gamarra plays with the reality or relevance of a “brick and mortar” institution.