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Procession (Reconfiguration)

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Amalia Pica, Procession (Reconfiguration), 2016, acid free paper, acrylic, and wood, Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Purchase Fund, © unknown, research required, 2017.2.1a-k

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Title

Procession (Reconfiguration)

Artist

Amalia Pica (Argentine, born 1978)

Date

2016

Medium

acid free paper, acrylic, and wood

Dimensions (H x W x D)

91 in x 290 in

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

installation

Culture

Argentine

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Purchase Fund

Accession Number

2017.2.1a-k

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

acrylic paint

installations

paper

sculpture

Description

Pica explores issues of communication, civic participation, and the limits and failure of speech. These concerns meet the ritualized actions of public demonstrations in Procession (Reconfiguration), a work that combines the forms of placards with the festive decoration of bunting. The signs depict a spirited arrangement of colors rather than the slogans we might expect to see; the cheerful alignment suggest a moment of serendipity in the noise of a protest. Pica's art often centers on a wordless moment, a pause pregnant with the potential for declaration, yet remaining suspended in silence. Colors and shapes become important symbols in this quiet realm, substituting a visual chromatic language for the audible assertion of words.

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