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Antonio Manuel, ‘Nave’, 2013, 56th Venice Biennale
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Antonio Manuel

Nave, 2013

4 wood doors, tv, acrylic and video
Location
Venice
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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Antonio Manuel
Brazilian, b. 1947
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Alongside Artur Barrio and Cildo Meireles, Antonio Manuel began producing performances and installations amid the repressive climate of Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. Manuel evaded systems of state control, circulating censored artworks in newspapers and creating performances as metaphors for oppression, such as one in which participants hammer away at locked boxes containing newspaper clippings. Working with both minimal forms and solid primary colors, Manuel has recently shifted away from overt politics, instead investigating formal modernist paradigms and echoing neo-concrete artists, such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, who were influential during his early career. The artist has been a participant in multiple editions of the Venice Biennale.

Antonio Manuel, ‘Nave’, 2013, 56th Venice Biennale
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About the work
Exhibition history
Medium
Installation
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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Antonio Manuel
Brazilian, b. 1947
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Alongside Artur Barrio and Cildo Meireles, Antonio Manuel began producing performances and installations amid the repressive climate of Brazil in the 1960s and ’70s. Manuel evaded systems of state control, circulating censored artworks in newspapers and creating performances as metaphors for oppression, such as one in which participants hammer away at locked boxes containing newspaper clippings. Working with both minimal forms and solid primary colors, Manuel has recently shifted away from overt politics, instead investigating formal modernist paradigms and echoing neo-concrete artists, such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, who were influential during his early career. The artist has been a participant in multiple editions of the Venice Biennale.

Antonio Manuel

Nave, 2013

4 wood doors, tv, acrylic and video
Location
Venice
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