Artist Livia Marin

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Livia Marin

Livia Marin’s work is a dive into the new age of ceramics, reversing an excess of familiarity that dominates our everyday. Livia Marin is a London-based Chilean artist whose work has been characterized throughout by large-scale installations and the appropriation of mass-produced and mass-consumed objects. Her work was initially informed by the immediate social and political context of Chile in the 1990s that amounted to a transition from a profoundly overt disciplinary regime (given by seventeen years of dictatorship) to an economically disciplinary regime with a strongly developed neo-liberal economic agenda. She employs everyday objects to enquire into the nature of how we relate to material objects in an era dominated by standardization and global circulation. In this, the work seeks to offer a reflection on the relationship we develop with those often unseen objects that meet our daily needs. Central to the work is a trope of estrangement that works to reverse an excess of familiarity that commands the life of every day and the dictates of the marketplace. Marin has exhibited widely both in her native Chile and internationally.


2012            PhD in Art. Goldsmiths College, University of London. London, UK
2004           MA in Visual Arts. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile
1997            BA in Fine Arts. Universidad ARCIS. Santiago, Chile

Selected Bibliography

Stouffer, Hannah, The New Age of Ceramics, Gingko Press Inc., USA, 2016

Knut Astrup Bull, Paul Scott (eds.), Horizon: Transferware and Contemporary Ceramics, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2015

Sujeong LEE (ed), Convergence and Transcendence, Gyeongii International Ceramic Biennale, Wanhee Lee, 2015

Chiang Shu-ling (ed.), Imaging the Blue and White, New Tapei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Chu Li-luan, 2015

Petry, M, Nature Morte, London: Thames & Hudson, ISBN-10: 0500239061, 2013

Skov Holt, Steven and Holt Skov, Mara, Manufactured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects, Chronicle Books. Catalogue for exhibition of the same name, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2008.

Ruiz, Alma, Poetics of the Handmade, in the catalogue of Poetics of the Handmade exhibition, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 2007

Mosquera, Mosquera (ed), Copying Eden. Recent Art in Chile, Ediciones Puro Chile edition, 2006

Lara, C., Machuca, G. and Rojas, S. Chile arte extremo: nuevas tendencias en el cambio de siglo, Editorial Calabaza del Diablo, 2005-2010.

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