Hélio Oiticica Relevo Espacial (Vermelho) REL 036 (Spatial Relief (red REL 036), Polyvinyl acetate resin on plywood. © Tate, London, 2014.
Curated by Paulo Venancio Filho with artists: Artur Barrio, Waltércio Caldas, Sergio Camargo, Aluísio Carvão, Amílcar de Castro, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Antonio Dias, Fernanda Gomes, Jac Leirner, Antonio Manuel, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Mira Schendel, Tunga and Carlos Zilio.
This group exhibition examines the transitions that occurred within the sphere of the object in Brazilian art since the 1950s, and the importance of these transitions in the establishment of the hugely influential experimental tradition in Brazilian contemporary art.
Connecting the work of well-known and widely exhibited Brazilian artists such as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Mira Schendel with the work of some of the lesser-known contemporaries and the younger generation of artists that followed, the exhibition is a celebration of some of the beautiful and artistically radical sculptures with which Brazilian artists have tried to redefine what an art object can actually be.
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This exhibition is supported by Art Edu Stiftung.