JOSÉ CARLOS MARTINAT
Lima, Peru, 1974. Lives and works in Lima, Peru.
José Carlos Martinat’s work lies in the collision between two diverging notions of public sphere. One, which assumes it as a realm of unrestricted discursive interaction about social and political issues. And another, that takes it as a realm where conflict is institutionalized under the prerogatives of the hegemonic structures of dominance.
By inciting a “misuse” from the spectators, Martinat empowers non-artistic groups as “collaborators” of the work. This inclusion of external factors is re-explored in a number of devices engendered as living, active, transformative and questioning organisms, through which a flow of online information is broadcasted.
His work integrates collections such as: MAC USP - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru; MOMA, New York, EUA; TATE, London, UK, among others.