TITLE // PUPPETBOX I
ARTIST // JUAN Pablo Céspedes // Chile
Figuratively, we ask who pulls the strings when we want to know who controls something; who is really in charge, especially when said control comes from people acting in the shadows, like … puppeteers.
With this installation I wanted to answer that question literally: it’s the public who pulls the strings of my artwork, not the buyers, not the institutions, not the critics, etc. but it remains a mystery to what degree are the artist and his artwork under the influence of people’s reaction. Am I a puppet too?
@ RED Flamingo – August 2021