Born in Valencia (ES), lives in Berlin (DE), lives in New York (US).
Javier Téllez (b. 1969) thematises the political-economic decline of his native country Venezuela in a video installation that takes the Lion of Caracas – the symbol of the capital – as its central theme. His documentary approach is characterised by great theatricality, which is used to portray in an unspoken manner the social consequences of the political corruption and persistent class struggle that plague the country.
Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert
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El Léon de Caracas (The L...
Javier Téllez, El Léon de Caracas (The Lion of Caracas), 2002. Video, single channel video projection, color, sound, 00:07:50.
Snow White doesn't live h...
Javier Téllez, Snow White doesn't live here anymore, 2010. Mixed Media, variable dimensions.
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El Hotel Eléctrico – Room...
21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.
What was lost when animation entered the field of cinema, and subjected itself to strict cinematic parameters? El Hotel Eléctrico went lookin
Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc T...
01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.
During the cultural city festival Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires, Luc Tuymans confronts the genius of Baroque masters with the vision