Costa Rica Entertainment – Stephanie Williams is a brilliant artist. Her exhibit is a critical one on inequality. The creative spin is that it is from a false historical archive perspective. “Cuadra Cero” will be on display from tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.
The collection includes animated short films and sound reproductions, historical design, and archives of the old National Palace. That was the area seen as the starting point for political strategies, according to research Williams did over two years.
The artist won Inquieta Imagen, a contest allowing an exhibition in the museum. It will take place in rooms 2, 3 and 4 of the museum.
The first room has animated audiovisuals reviewing the ideas on which the palace was founded. There are also propaganda posters, all invented by the artist. They connote submission of women and patriarchal society.
The next room features detailed replicas of the palace under dim artisan lighting used in the 19th century. The replicas are so realistic that the driver bringing them to the museum thought they were real antiques. The room features a waltz composition.
The last room is about false real estate plans of the property with fictitious records including journalistic chronicles.
The exhibition will be available until May 19th, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.