Oscar Muñoz

Hasselblad Award 2018

This book presents a selection of Colombian artist, Oscar Muñoz’s (b. 1951) rich and multifaceted body of work, in which he has consistently explored the fundamental characteristics of photographic imagery.

The passing of time, the whims of history, and the disintegration of the image constitute the core of Muñoz’s art, which calls into question the reliability of the photographic medium.

His sculptural installations unite the light-sensitive characteristics of photography and moving image with elements such as water, charcoal, drawing, or projections. He ingeniously devises experimental strategies that evoke the transience of the image and its transfiguration in time and space.

Muñoz’s work is imbued with an otherworldly quality and offers a metaphor for the human condition.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Oscar Muñoz: Hasselblad Award 2018 at Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden (10 October 2018 – 3 February 2019).

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