Alejandro Almanza Pereda at 21c Museum Hotels

Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s A Glass of Fruit uses trompe l’oeil to create playful meditations on the history of art. Pereda re-envisions Caravaggio’s 1599 painting, Basket of Fruit building on the anxiety and wonder produced when recognizable objects negate the laws of gravity. The imagery and soundtrack together emphasize and celebrate the tension we experience when seeing ordinary objects act in unexpected ways, allowing viewers to enjoy both the impossibility of what they are witnessing and to participate as accomplices in the ruse of a still life in motion.

Truth or Dare: A Reality Show
September 2018 – July 2019
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Cincinnati, USA