VOX — Centre de l’image contemporaine

View of the exhibition _Juan Ortiz-Apuy. Tropicana_, VOX, 2021. Credit: Michelle Burnelle.

Juan Ortiz-Apuy

2021 - 2025


Geneviève Marcil

With Tropicana, artist Juan Ortiz-Apuy presents a world where the biodiversity of his native Costa Rica rhymes with the tempting array of products on store shelves. In this seductive universe, the exoticism of Latin America - with its colorful animals, lush vegetation and lively rhythms - is matched only by advertising strategies that appeal to the visual, tactile and auditory qualities of objects... the better to attract budding consumers!

Specification sheet

Space required: minimum space required : 80 m² (860 ft²)
Availability: starting September 2022
Languages: English, French and Spanish

Components - exhibition

Tropicana, video, sound, 7 min 32 s
Midnight Poison, animation, sound, 1 min 20 s
— Inflatable sculpture
— Studio lamp with tripod
Midnight Poison, Midnight Rain and Midnight Sun, computer rendered-image, inkjet print on backlit film
— Light table
— 111 miscellaneous objects

Components - education

— Family booklet
— Association game
— Composition workshop
— Pre- and post-visit document for teachers
— Scenario for the visit and the workshop
— Video tutorials for the training of educators

View of the exhibition _Juan Ortiz-Apuy. Tropicana_, VOX, 2021. Credit: Michel Brunelle.

The Tropicana tour benefits from the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.