LIMAC INSIDE THE MUSAC

(Exhibition space; León, Spain; 2005; collaboration with Sandra Gamarra)

The Peruvian artist Sandra Gamarra was invited to participate in the opening exhibition Emergencies at the MUSAC museum in León. Her project LiMac, a simulacrum of a contemporary art museum, required all of a sudden a space to host it.


The constructive logic of LiMac, oil painting reproducing publications of art pieces by other artists, was translated into an architectural concept. LiMac disguises itself as a miniature MUSAC, (a building designed by Mansilla-Tuñón) with its zigzagging walls and colourful exterior, performing a mirroring and appropriative trick, as if playing a Russian dolls game.