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JUAN ORTIZ-APUY. TROPICANA

JUAN ORTIZ-APUY. TROPICANA

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November 14, 2020 to March 6, 2021

2020.11.14 - 2021.03.06

With Tropicana, its all-new children’s exhibition, VOX invites young visitors to cast a critical eye on our consumer society and its environmental impacts. For the occasion, Montreal-based Costa Rican artist Juan Ortiz-Apuy has created a colourful multidisciplinary installation blending exotic animals, unusual objects, mutant creatures, vibrant cumbia rhythms, and an inflatable sculpture. He employs a rich visual and sound environment comprising videos, still images, and often strange-looking consumer items to explore the language of advertising as well as the new marketing strategies that have emerged in the social media era.