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Carlos Motta, ‘Deviations’ @ P·P·O·W

PHOTOGRAPHY /

All images,
Courtesy of
The Artist &
P·P·O·W

Quoted text,
David Getsy

CREDITS /

May 12, 2016

2-TIMES · Art
Carlos Motta,
‘Deviations’
@ P·P·O·W
— 

Motta's
work is...

Lyrical and
ambitious – 
conjuring
historical
characters that
are complex in
their agency
and in their
resistance to
the systems
of political and
cultural power
that sought to
locate and
control them.
” 

Born:

1978, Bogotá. 

The exhibition: 
Is Motta's first
at P·P·O·W in 
New York, 
presenting three
distinct bodies 
of work, including 
the artists 2015 
film titled
Deseos / رغبات”,
a 2014 installation
of 20 miniature
gold-washed
silver figurative
sculptures, and 
a 1998 untitled
series of photographic
self-portraits 
which feature
Motta performing
fictive characters
for the camera in
eerie, constructed
landscapes.

Key themes:

· Gender & sexuality
· Censorship 
· Sexual alterity 

2-TIMES'
highlights:
 
· Untitled, (1998)
· Towards a 
Homoerotic 
Historiography 
#2 #8 
(2014)
 

On view at: 
P·P·O·W Gallery 

535 West 22nd Street,
New York, NY 10011,
United States

Closes: 
May 21, 2016.