My Highlights from ArtRio 2014
"Mira Schendel”. Tate Modern (London), set 2013 – jan 2014. Fundação Serralves (Porto) feb – jun 2014. Pinacoteca do Estado (São Paulo) jul – oct 2014.
Laços do Olhar: Roteiros entre o Brasil e o Japão. Curated by Paulo Herkenhoff; São Paulo: Instituto Tomie Ohtake, 2009, p. 158.
"Mira Schendel". Edited by Tanya Barson. Tate Publishing in association Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Tanya Barson and Taisa Palhares. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Mira Schendel shown at the Tate Modern, Serralves and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, p. 191.
Mira Schendel’s work is a visual manifestation of language, capturing voice, words, and gestures. Considered preeminent among late 20th-century Latin American artists, Schendel created delicate graphite drawings, monotypes, and watercolors of letters, words, and phrases that portray how we apprehend the world through sometimes obscure but often insistent language. Haiku-like and painterly with a keen attention to surface, Schendel’s work is less didactic and more visceral than work by her contemporaries, who investigated semiotics and post-structuralist theory in the 1980s.
Swiss-Brazilian, 1919-1988, Zurich, Switzerland, based in São Paulo, Brazil