O Espaço Infindável de Mira Schendel (The Endless Space of Mira Schendel)
The opening of the gallery will feature a grand exhibition of Swiss-born Brazilian artist, Mira Schendel. After six years out of the solo exhibition circuit in the country, her highly-demanded work will be displayed in the inaugural exhibition of the new space in São Paulo.
Aug 25th – Oct 31st 2015
São Paulo, R. Dr. Melo Alves, 400 Cerqueira CesarMap
Galeria Frente, located in Jardins, Sao Paulo, will be inaugurated on August 25, 2015. Designed by architect Rogério Ribas, it consists of 350m² of exhibition space and storage. According to its founder Acacio Lisboa, “The purpose of the gallery is to highlight the work of great Brazilian artists and present historical works, through retrospective exhibitions, both individual and collective.” On its agenda for 2015 are two major exhibitionsthat will be held after a meticulous selection of renowned artists. Lisboa is the son of James Lisboa, a well-known art auctioneer, who decided to leave economics school to dedicate himself to the art world, and in 2004 founded the ‘Escritório de Arte’ where he has dedicated himself for the past 11 years assomeone who grew up among artists, exhibitions, museums, auctions and studios. Although Mira never named herartistic phases, they ended up getting attention and nicknames over the years, including Bombas [Bombs] or Toquinhos [Little things], Geladeira [Refrigerator] and Monotipias [Monotypes]. The exhibition will feature 148 carefully selected works, most of them never before exhibited, made between the 1950s and 1980s, passingthrough the various creative phases of the artist. Mira used to say that herdrawings are meant to be seen and not spoken of. Admission to the exhibition is free, it begins on August 25th and runs through October 31st with parking and valet available on-site. One of the show’s highlights are rare and unreleased portraits from 1952, Caquis [Persimmons] and the collection of Toquinhos.