Gallery 13 and Gallery 19
In the year 2014 I was invited to do a project at the National Museum of Fine Arts, as part of the season titled Beautiful Thursdays, which objective was to put the museum heritage in dialogue with contemporary productions.
In gallery 13 I turned the light spots off and turned on the lighting system that the museum uses on Mondays when it is closed to the public to clean and condition the space. This cold flat light, which could be used in any contemporary art gallery, produced a perceptual dislocation when the spectator came from other galleries of the museum.
In art spaces, especially in museums, lighting is used to impart a certain theatricality to the works, and at a certain point, the art work exists if it is under a its lights.