Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Faça você mesmo: Território liberdade

  • Antonio Dias (Brazil) - 29ª Bienal de São Paulo
  • "By building connections between diverse semantic chains, the work of Antonio Dias evinces what lies in between; what resides in the interstices of precise fields of meaning, and what springs from places hitherto considered watertight. This place of sundry possibilities is handled in propositional form in Faça você mesmo: Território liberdade, a diagram drawn on the floor, suggesting the existence of some symbolic space of experimentation and invention." (From 29ª Bienal)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Saturday, 22 January 2011

No. 12

  • Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (Iran) - 29ª Bienal de São Paulo
  • "Monir Farmanfarmaian devices sculptures, designs and paintings with intricate and rigorous, yet light geometric structures. Since the 1960s, the artist has used the reverse-glass painting technique, the result of which is seen through the smooth side of the glass.[]Her paintings presented at the Bienal made from the intersection of two circles, which comprise various geometric forms, from the triangle to the undecagon, furnishing somber colors and a wealth of detail in mirrored surfaces. The circles communicate between themselves, forming diptyches that revisit the formal and symbolic tradition of Islam. The set forms a delicate sequence of layers of color, interlacing ancestral symbols from the artist's culture and religion in a codified play of tributes and deflections." (From: 29ª Bienal)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Inferninho

  • Luiz Zerbini (Brazil) - 29ª Bienal de São Paulo
  • "Inferninho is a closed environment the exterior of which is covered in reflective black paint. Inside, a glittery mesh registers the presence of the visitor in colorful, unstable reflections, while the noise emitted by the changeable digital image, amplified by the artist, provides the sound." (From: 29ª Bienal)