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Reflecting on the place of art and the maneuvers for spreading information, PROPAGANDA (2021) is a work composed of interventions in billboards with photos of boxes and empty packages that the artist Lucia Koch collected in Brumadinho and Belo Horizonte. Part of the Fundos series, the images are presented in existing structures in the city … Continued

In-between Lands (2021)

In-between Lands is a solo exhibition by artist Aleksandra Mir, currently on exhibition at Galeria Praça and composed of four drawings from the Mediterranean series (2007). The work questions the sociopolitical forces that shape national and local identities. Such reflection stems from the stateless experience accumulated by the artist as a four-time migrant, and was … Continued

Comissionamentos Inhotim 2021

The Comissionamentos Inhotim program intends to spread and stimulate the contemporary art production, bringing to the audience works of prominent artists of the national circuit. For the 2021 edition, the institution invited the Brazilian artists Lucia Koch and Rommulo Vieira Conceição to develop new creations after their experiences in the Institute and its surroundings For … Continued

Untitled, from the Marionettes series

Fictive or imaginary characters are recurring in the production of Tunga. In the work Untitled (2010), part of the Marionettes series, steel cables draw a human silhouette and compose a network, filled with big quartz crystals that give volume to this body. The body of crystals is then suspended in the space by metal threads … Continued

Toro Condensed; Toro Expanded

One of the basic elements in the conception of the work of Tunga is the image of the circle – a geometric shape that recalls the idea of continuous movements and alludes to metaphors of development, like the cycle of life. The torus is the resulting topological space of two circles: one from the inside … Continued


Tereza (1998) was made for the first time in 1998 at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro), where the artist gathered a group of men making braids out of pieces of blankets and copper wires. The action was a reference to the technique used by prisoners to build ropes long and strong … Continued


In this untitled work from 2001, the starting point is a major iron sheet covering the wall and taking over the floor of the space. In it, a big set of shattered magnets is regrouped, recalling the shape of a ‘tacape’ (indigenous weapon). On the ground, on top of the metal surface, a huge cane … Continued

Prole do Bebê

In Prole do Bebê (2000) each piece has a different shape. They are organic, nearly amoeboid shapes that Tunga names as ‘modrongos,’ weird beings. Such individual and independent bodies have protuberances and cavities, in an allusion to sexuality. Made in fiberglass, the pieces are also covered in make-up, as a trace of the performance Make … Continued

Palíndromo Incesto

Palíndromo Incesto (1990-1992) was featured in the itinerant exhibition ‘Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century,’ presented in several European institutions before arriving at the MoMA – Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 1993. The title indicates several possible interpretations. A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same backward and … Continued

Nociferatu Spectrum

In Nociferatu Spectrum (1999), the white curtains set apart from the gaze the interference of the surroundings, without losing the brightness of the gallery. The large mirrored workbench is home to tens of blown glass pieces grouped in monochromatic sets. Concave and convex shapes, like bells, bowls, and glasses, appear to be more or less … Continued



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