Cork wire from champagne bottle stretched, 2018
Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs
Exhibitions2018. Wilfredo Prieto 'Houses without people, people wthout houses', Annet Gelink Gallery, NL
The word 'estirado' - 'stretched', in Spanish - may be used to refer to a person being pretentious, showing off. With the minimal gesture of stretching it, Wilfredo Prieto takes this part from a fancy champagne bottle back to be just what it is: a simple metal wire; controversial question is raised, about what is reality and what is appeareance, and to which of the two our attention is driven.