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  • Janeiro, 28. 2015

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 8 min

    Five pieces to enjoy with children

    Five pieces to enjoy with children

    Contemporary art is a great option for kids. It is surprising, creative and many times interactive, and proposes fun, curious experiences. So how about visiting the Institute with your family? Here are five pieces you can’t miss in order to enjoy all of Inhotim’s fun activities with the little ones:

    Através, 1983-1989
    Cildo Meireles

    Através

    “Através”, 1983-1989, Cildo Meireles. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

    Start your visit by taking a good look at the map of the park. Currently, Inhotim has an area of 345 acres and one day is not enough to visit everything. So make the most of your time! Our reception has restrooms, drinking fountains and the Inhotim gift shops for you to take a souvenir home or buy something you forgot to bring to your visit. Read about what you should carry in your backpack to be ready here.

    Follow the central boulevard. At the end of the boulevard is the Tamboril, a tree which is one of the symbols of the Institute (don’t forget to take a picture with the kids!).Take the left path, cross a bridge and you will find the Cildo Meireles Gallery. This is one of the oldest works in the Institute. The piece “Através” always surprises the children. Glass fragments, railings, curtains and other everyday materials create a maze and make us reflect on the daily obstacles and the way people relate with them.

    Continente/Nuvem, 2008
    Rivane Neuenschwander

    "Continente/Nuvem", 2008, Rivane Neuenschwander.

    “Continente/Nuvem”, 2008, Rivane Neuenschwander. Photo: Rossana Magri

    Leave the gallery through the door opposite to the one you came in through.Keep walking and, to your right, is a little white house. Go around it to find your way in. At first sight it seems empty, but the building (dated 1874, the oldest construction remaining from the rural property which originated Inhotim) houses an installation by artist Rivane Neuenschwander on the ceiling. One of the references she used to develop her work was her own childhood, when she would look at the sky and the clouds searching for patterns. Try lying down on the floor or on the steps with the little ones to discover the images that will appear!

    Galeria Cosmococa
    Hélio Oiticica e Neville D’Almeida

    Uma das salas da Galeria Cosmococa. Foto: Ricardo Mallaco

    Uma das salas da Galeria Cosmococa. Photo: Ricardo Mallaco

    Continue the walk going up towards the Adriana Varejão Gallery. On the way you will find restrooms and a snack bar. You can recharge your batteries there! Take the right path towards the Cosmococa. Go through the Jardim das Veredas Tropicais (the Tropical Path Garden), with the incredible benches by designer Hugo França, and by the Troca-Troca piece, from 2002, by artist Jarbas Lopes, made up by three colored VW Beetles. A little further ahead is the building that houses the five sensorial rooms by Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida. Geometric foam, colored balloons, hammocks, mattresses and, to make things even more fun, a pool! Don’t forget to take a dip, and rest easy when you come out of the pool: Inhotim has towels for those who venture in.

    Piscina, 2009
    Jorge Macchi

    "Piscina", 2009, Jorge Macchi. Foto: Pedro Motta

    “Piscina”, 2009, Jorge Macchi. Photo: Pedro Motta

    After this incredible experience, show your kids the variety of botanical species around you, especially the palm trees and araceae, some of the plant families in the Institute’s collection. Keep going up towards the Beam Drop Inhotim work, 2008, by artist Chris Burden. When you get to the top, look to your right and you will find the beams that the artist dropped from a height of almost 50 yards in a performance that lasted for over 12 hours (see the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBeU-JmEvFE).Following the path is the Piscina, 2009, by Argentinian artist Jorge Macchi. The piece was made after a surrealistic watercolor by the artist which proposed an address book in which the letters were the stairs to a swimming pool. Inhotim invited Macchi to reproduce the piece in three dimensions, resulting in a construction that can be used by visitors. In the woods next to it there is a dressing room with free towels and restrooms, so take a dive with the folks!

    A Origem da Obra de Arte, 2002
    Marilá Dardot

    "A Origem da Obra de Arte", 2002, Marilá Dardot. Foto: Daniela Paoliello

    “A Origem da Obra de Arte”, 2002, Marilá Dardot. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

    After you have refreshed from the heat, walk towards the mountains until you reach a gardening shed. There, and all around it, are letter-shaped vases that make part of A Origem da Obra de Arte, 2002, by Marilá Dardot. This piece invites visitors to plant seeds in these containers and transform them into words to be spread on the field. Names, feelings, promises and desires always make up the landscape. Help the children leave their message, and don’t forget to take a picture! If you share it on the Web, use the hashtag #inhotim to have your post appear to whoever searches for images of the park.

    Keep on discovering the park galleries, or if you get hungry make a stop at one of the Inhotim restaurants with varied menus. Do you like our suggestions for visiting Inhotim with children? Leave your comment below!

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    Novembro, 25. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 7 min

    Inhotim opens first traveling exhibition

    Inhotim opens first traveling exhibition

    Opening on December 12, the Palácio das Artes and the Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Fotografia in Belo Horizonte are hosting the exhibition Do Objeto para o Mundo – Coleção Inhotim [From the Object to the World – The Inhotim Collection]. This traveling show marks the first time that a part of Instituto Inhotim’s collection has left the institute’s facilities in Brumadinho (MG). Featuring over 50 artworks , which date from the 1950s up to the present day, the exhibition is composed of a cross-section of the collection. and examines the field of contemporary art, in the light of the institution’s collection and programs, which first opened to the general public in 2006. Co-produced by Fundação Clóvis Salgado, the show will run until March 8, 2015, after which it will travel onward to São Paulo, opening at Itaú Cultural in April 2015. It will be free to enter at all touring venues.

    The exhibition focuses on a historical moment when art expanded beyond objects to become more open to the world. In this context, elements from daily life, from real space, from politics and the body are incorporated into art and the spectator becomes a participant. For Rodrigo Moura – Inhotim’s director of art and cultural programs, and the curator of the exhibition – this is an opportunity for audiences to get to know the institute’s collection, as most of the artworks have never been shown at the park. “They are works that point out possible paths in the history of art over the last 50 years, which have allowed Inhotim to be what it is,” he explains.

    The president of Fundação Clóvis Salgado, Fernanda Machado, draws attention to the importance of the circulation of Inhotim’s collection. “We are very happy to be displaying this rich collection for the first time. We understand that it involves a bold project that aims to offer the public a glimpse at a wide variety of previously unseen artworks. We believe that this partnership allows us to enlarge the mission of Fundação Clóvis Salgado and to further expand access to culture to our audiences.”

    An exhibition path in four segments

    In the main gallery of the Palácio das Artes, historical works are placed in dialogue with more recent ones. Organized in four segments, the exhibition path begins with the neoconcretism of Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Lygia Pape, passes through the conceptual geometry of Channa Horwitz, Cildo Meireles and David Lamelas as well as through the avant-garde works of the Gutai group, which arose in Japan during years immediately following the second World War, and ends with action art and the presence of the body in art, exemplified by the work of Chris Burden, among others and are presented in dialogue with artists such as Gabriel Sierra, Jac Leirner, Cinthia Marcelle, and others.

    The galleries on the lower level feature smaller-scale installations by Ernesto Neto, Jorge Macchi,Mauro Restiffe, Melanie Smith, Rivane Neuenschwander and Thomas Hirschhorn. At the Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Fotografia, a historical building in the city’s downtown region, the video installation Homo sapiens sapiens (2005) by Pipilotti Rist, will be shown for the first time in Brazil. Filmed at Inhotim before the park was opened to the general public, the work explores the institute’s garden and creates an immersive environment that encourages the visitor to lie back and absorb the images projected on the ceiling.

    From the Body to the Earth

    The exhibition’s title also refers to the event Do Corpo à Terra [From the Body to the Earth], which took place during the inauguration of the Palácio das Artes, in April 1970. Organized by critic Frederico Morais, today it is considered a milestone in the investigations concerning the environmental and experimentalist art of the avant-garde movement in Brazil. Two productions made on that occasion are part of the show: Ação no Parque Municipal [Action at the Municipal Park] 1970, by Décio Noviello, and Situação T/T 1 – Belo Horizonte [Situation T/T 1 – Belo Horizonte], 1970, by Artur Barrio.

    OPENING TALKS

    The first days of the exhibition will feature special programming, with talks between artists and curators.

    December 12 (Friday), at 7:30 p.m. – Palácio das Artes – Sala Juvenal Dias

    The artists David Lamelas and Jorge Macchi will answer questions from curators Rodrigo Moura and Inês Grosso.

    Seating capacity: 170 people. Free admission, by order of arrival.

    Simultaneous Spanish-Portuguese translation.

    December 13 (Saturday), at 2:30 p.m. – Palácio das Artes – Sala Juvenal Dias

    Cildo Meireles, Décio Noviello and Frederico Morais participate in a conversation mediated by curator Júlia Rebouças.

    Seating capacity: 170 people. Free admission, by order of arrival.

    EXHIBITION

    Do Objeto para o Mundo – Coleção Inhotim

    Where: Palácio das Artes (Av. Afonso Pena, 1.537, Centro, Belo Horizonte/MG) and Centro de Arte Contemporânea e Fotografia (Av. Afonso Pena, 737, Centro, Belo Horizonte/MG).

    When: from December 12, 2014, to March 8, 2015. Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Visits program: during the week, the Educational Program in Visual Arts of FCS will provide guided visits to both walk-in and pre-booked visitors. Groups of six people and larger require prior scheduling by phone: (+55 31) 3236-7471 or email: agendamento.educativo@fcs.mg.gov.br.

    – On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the educators propose a thematic path that further investigates the work ofartists featured in the exhibition. Starting times: Saturdays, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, at 4:30 p.m.

    The exhibition Do Objeto para o Mundo – Coleção Inhotim [From the Object to the World – The Inhotim Collection] is é realizada pelo Ministério da Cultura, tem apresentação do Inhotim e Itaú e correalização da Fundação Clóvis Salgado.

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    Novembro, 03. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 5 min

    5 works of art to chill out

    Contemporary art has the power to turn one’s head around. It awakens memories often forgotten and brings up a ton of feelings, often antagonistic ones.

    In addition to all this, the works in this list are great to help you relax while visiting the park.

    Piscina [Swimming pool], Jorge Macchi

    First on the list, as it should be, it is the most obvious and crowed one in sunny days. A swimming pool!That’s right! Based on the design by Argentinean artist Jorge Macchi, the work was built and is open for visitation, or rather, for swimming.

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    Continente/Nuvem [Continente/Nuvem], Rivane Neuenschwander

    A work intended for you to enjoy lying down.After long walks, that alone would suffice. The floor is cool and it is worth playing to find shapes as we do with clouds in the sky.

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    A Origem da Obra de Arte [The Origin of the Work of Art], Marilá Dardot

    With an inspiring view, the work is spread around the garden and invites visitors to plant words. That is right! You put on an apron, choose the letters, the seeds and learn to plant. Strolling along the lawn is also very relaxing and you will certainly laugh a lot with the ideas of those who were there before you.

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    Folly, Valeska Soares

    Those who have already been to Inhotim know how hot it can be at the park, and that the air conditioner in the galleries refreshes one’s brain instantly. Now, add people dancing in the dark to a song that could be in the soundtrack of your favorite romantic comedies. Certainly, you will be a lot lighter when you leave Folly than you were when you first entered.

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    Galeria Cosmococa

    Cosmococa is also known as kids’ favorite gallery. There, you can play with balloons, jump on mattresses, lie on a hammock, listen to Jimi Hendrix and jump into a very cold pool.

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    Have you noticed our list stars and finishes with a swimming pool? Now, all you have to do is plan your visit and dive into contemporary art.

    Have you visited Inhotim and want to share your list of the best works to chill out? Leave a comment here.

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    Outubro, 16. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 2 min

    Contemporary Music at Inhotim

    Contemporary Music at Inhotim

    This coming Sunday, 10/19, the 2014 Inhotim em Cena project closes its program with the Contemporary Music Series. In this fourth edition, joined by American singer Martha Herr, the Minas Gerais group Sonante 21 will perform the play Pierrot Lunaire, one of the most influential works of music in the 20th century. The concert will also premiere a composition by Minas-born artist Rogério Vasconcelos, made especially for Inhotim.

    Written in 1912 by Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire comprises three sets of seven songs, based on poems by Belgian poet Albert Giraud and translated into German. The composition has an atonal and expressionistic character and uses sprechstimme, intermediate vocal technique between singing and speaking.

    Sonante 21

    Created in 2009 by musician Fernando Rocha, the Minas Gerais group is dedicated to studying and performing chamber pieces by contemporary composers, with emphasis on Brazilian compositions from the second half of the 20th century and 21st century. The following artists will take part in this performance: Guida Borghoff (piano), Rommel Fernandes (violin), Elise Pittenger (cello), Maurício Freire (flute) and Alexandre Silva (clarinet).

    Inhotim em Cena is brought to you by Pirelli, sponsored by Correios, supported by Saritur, and relies on the participation of Fundação Clóvis Salgado and Media partnership by Sou BH.

    Service:
    Contemporary Music Series with Sonante 21 and Martha Herr
    Instituto Inhotim – Rua B, 20 – Brumadinho/MG
    Date: October 19
    Time: 3 p.m.
    Location: Inhotim Theater
    Admission by order of arrival. The theater will open 30 minutes before the concert. Capacity 210 seats

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    Setembro, 10. 2014

    Inhotim press room


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    Leitura: 2 min

    The sleeping city

    The sleeping city

    Modernist sculptor Ji?í Lang probably could not imagine that, ten years after his passing, his works created in the Czech Republic during the soviet regime would be shown in Brazil. Although his work was considered promising at the time, the uniformity and control imposed by the government kept his sculptures dormant in his studio, in Prague.

    In 2011, his son, Dominik Lang, brought new meaning to the sculptures creating The Sleeping City installation.  Dominik organized his father’s forgotten pieces, fracturing and surrounding them with physical obstacles such as wardrobes, tables, among others. The work displayed at the 54th Venice Biennial can now be seen at Inhotim and suggests questioning on art’s visibility and destiny.

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    Dominik Lang grew up seeing his father’s sculptures dormant at his studio.

    Since his early creations his has been interested in artistic production and space modification. Dominik Lang often stands between the role of the author and that of the architect, making ephemeral interventions that change the way we perceive objects and places. By choosing his father’s work as his raw material, Dominik creates an unlikely reunion of two generations.

    The next time you visit Inhotim, don’t miss out on the opportunity to stop by Galeria Lago and see his work up close.

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    The artist took part in the installation assembly with curator Rodrigo Moura at Galeria Lago, at Inhotim. Photo: Daniela Paoliello

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