National Gallery exhibition 19 January–26 March 2017
Damián Ortega is one of four shotlisted artists for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth commissions 2018 and 2020.
High Way, Ortega’s proposed work, comprises a playful and precarious structure of a pick-up truck, oil cans, a scaffold and a ladder. The work demonstrates Ortega’s ongoing interest in presenting ordinary objects in new ways, provoking shifts in perception that are both visual and cultural.
A maquette for High Way has been unveiled at the National Gallery, London, alongside those by fellow shortlisted artists Huma Bhabha, Heather Philipson, Michael Rakowitz and Raqs Media Collective. The two successful works will be announced in March 2017.
Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition
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© Damián Ortega Photo: © James O Jenkins