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O espaço físico pode ser um lugar abstrato, complexo e em construção

The production of Rommulo Vieira Conceição starts with the overlapping of elements present in public and private spaces. In his works, objects and the architecture are reorganized, thus fusing different environments in order to cause symbolic and functional displacements. This specific work was created based on field research conducted by the artist himself in some … Continued


Over her life, Aleksandra Mir went through four different migrations, becoming used to transgressing borders. Such a stateless experience gave rise to a recurring questioning in her production around the sociopolitical forces shaping national and local identities. The Mediterranean series (2007) stems from her experience in the Mediterranean island of Sicily, Italy. Here, the territorial … Continued


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

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


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


In the work Untitled (1999), a glass sheet on the ground supports objects that make reference to duality: transparency and opacity, lightness and weight, subtlety and brutality. Whether broken or unimpaired, drinking glasses and other glass containers find articulation with bits of marine sponge and pieces made of iron and lead. One of them is … Continued



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