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Anna Bella Geiger, ‘Brazil is in my head’, 1998, Galeria Murilo Castro
Anna Bella Geiger, ‘Brazil is in my head’, 1998, Galeria Murilo Castro
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Brazil is in my head, 1998

Foto, ferro, veludo em backlight
20 1/2 × 31 1/10 × 12 3/5 in
52 × 79 × 32 cm
Location
Belo Horizonte
Anna Bella Geiger
Brazilian, b. 1933
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Since the 1950s, Anna Bella Geiger has integrated maps and elements of natural history into much of her videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, and prints. In such works, she reconsiders notions of territory and identity, particularly in her native Brazil. Geiger’s 2018 installation for Rio de Janeiro’s Solar dos Abacaxis, for example, resembled a series of museum dioramas of pyramids, Babylonian gardens, and an Israeli mikvah (a ritual bath). Geiger has made distorted maps of the globe and various countries from embroidery, wax-filled filing cabinets, and copper plate engravings. Such work questions the geographical structures and systems that we take for granted. She is featured in The Artsy Vanguard 2020.

Anna Bella Geiger, ‘Brazil is in my head’, 1998, Galeria Murilo Castro
Anna Bella Geiger, ‘Brazil is in my head’, 1998, Galeria Murilo Castro
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Anna Bella Geiger
Brazilian, b. 1933
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Since the 1950s, Anna Bella Geiger has integrated maps and elements of natural history into much of her videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, and prints. In such works, she reconsiders notions of territory and identity, particularly in her native Brazil. Geiger’s 2018 installation for Rio de Janeiro’s Solar dos Abacaxis, for example, resembled a series of museum dioramas of pyramids, Babylonian gardens, and an Israeli mikvah (a ritual bath). Geiger has made distorted maps of the globe and various countries from embroidery, wax-filled filing cabinets, and copper plate engravings. Such work questions the geographical structures and systems that we take for granted. She is featured in The Artsy Vanguard 2020.

Brazil is in my head, 1998

Foto, ferro, veludo em backlight
20 1/2 × 31 1/10 × 12 3/5 in
52 × 79 × 32 cm
Location
Belo Horizonte
Other works by Anna Bella Geiger