Exhibition !Perla_Miseria!, Landesgalerie Linz (A) 2011


The series Naturist Meeting (Copy I–VIII) consists of eight drawings. It relates explicitly to the appropriation practice that Dora García uses in reference to BStU photographic footage.
On the one hand the question of authorship and authorisation is reformulated by the appropriation of her working methods, and on the other hand – by means of displacing the implemented medium from that which is re-photographed to the medium of drawing – a focus is drawn on the theme of reproducibility, as well as the link between the original and the copy in artistic practice.
In this way Alba D’Urbano copied in detail the individual photographs which Dora García used in her installation entitled Women, naturist meeting, end of the seventies. The eight drawings were organised as an installation, in the same way they were organised in the art fair Art Forum 2007 in Berlin on the Ellen de Bruijne Gallery stand.




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