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Juan Ortiz-Apuy uses stock images and objects to explore ideas of animism, commodity fetishism, and sympathetic magic. Borrowing from the visual language of advertising and product display, Ortiz-Apuy orchestrates a fascinating mise en scène in which clichés of freshness, naturalness, exoticism, and purity join empty bottles and dispensers, stock photographs, 3D models, and components from IKEA’s BESTÅ storage system series.

This talk coincided with the exhibition Juan Ortiz-Apuy: Fountain Mist, on view at the Owens Art Gallery from 11 January to 6 March 2019.


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