American Idols


Nadin Ospinas' work consists mainly of fake pre-Columbian figures representing not antique deities but modern mass-media characters such as Mickey Mouse, Snoopy and Bart Simpson. Having been tricked into buying some fake pre-Columbian pieces, Nadin Ospina found out about a group of people whose means of living consisted in making fake pre-Columbian figures to sell them as originals mostly to tourists. This event triggered in him a series of reflections about the value of the "original" piece and the idea of the 'untainted primitive Latin American culture.
Find out more about Nadin's work here.