fake news 03.21–04.30.2020

wilfredo prieto
$ 950 mxn
Wilfredo Prieto (b. 1978, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba) wakes up, reads the news on his phone, and paints twelve headlines. He then hangs them at Galería Habana just before opening. Day 1: “How to cut the salary of your footballers”; “Millions of flowers destroyed due to falling demand”; “Textile, cosmetic, and beverage companies will make material”; “Overcrowded and water-deprived after fleeing war”; “Blood brothers”; “Two merge to form the iconic”; Images of military vehicles loaded with coffins”; “The so-called lies that go around the world”; “Mexicans forget the coronavirus in Acapulco”; “Woman plays the lottery for 10 years with the same numbers and wins half a million dollars”; “Why Germany has such a low number”; “Entry will be regulated, except for residents.” He performs this ritual twenty more nine times—one month in all. Fake News brings together all 360 paintings, with a conversation between Prieto and curator Patrick Charpenel."