Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mira Schendel

@ Tate Modern

Tate Modern is staging the first ever international, full-scale survey of the work of Mira Schendel (1919 - 1988) until 19 January 2014. Schendel is one of Latin America's most important and prolific post-war artists. Alongside her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. The show exemplifies how Tate is continuing to rethink and re-present the history of modern and contemporary art by showing artists who established their careers outside Europe and the USA.
The exhibition brings together over 300 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her entire career, many of which have never been exhibited before. Highlights include her Droguinhas (Little Nothings) 1965 - 6, soft sculptures of knotted rice paper in the form of malleable nets, originally exhibited in London (Signals Gallery, 1966); and the Graphic Objects 1967 - 8, a group of works that explore language and poetry and were first shown at the 1968 Venice Biennale. LINK tate

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