Museum Serralves Of Contemporary Art presents Mira Schendel exhibition

The Museum Serralves Of Contemporary Art presents Mira Schendel an exhibition on view until June 24, 2014.

Mira Schendel, Still Waves of Probability, 1969–2014. Nylon thread, text on acrylic. Installation view, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014. Courtesy mira schendel estate, São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Filipe Braga. © Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

Mira Schendel, Still Waves of Probability, 1969–2014. Nylon thread, text on acrylic. Installation view, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014. Courtesy mira schendel estate, São Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Filipe Braga. © Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

Mira Schendel is the first retrospective survey of the renowned artist’s work to be presented in Portugal. Mira Schendel (1919–1988) is one of Latin America’s most significant and prolific post-war artists who created a vast and unique oeuvre that addressed themes of existence, language and meaning. The exhibition brings together over 200 paintings, drawings, and sculptures, and includes rarely seen early paintings (1955–1965), Droguinhas (1965–66), originally exhibited in London’s Signals Gallery in 1966, and the Graphic Objects, first shown at the 1968 Venice Biennial, together with major installations Still Waves of Probability (1969), and Variants (1977), and the artist’s last complete series of abstract paintings.

Born in Zurich in 1919, Schendel lived in Milan and Rome before emigrating to Brazil in 1949. In 1953, she settled in São Paulo, where was part of an intellectual circle of psychoanalysts, physicists, critics, and philosophers–-many of them Jewish émigrés like herself. She lived in Sao Paulo until her death in 1988.

Mira Schendel is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring interviews with the artist, and essays by John Rajchman, Isobel Whitelegg Caue Alves, Tanya Barson, and Taisa Palhares.

Mira Schendel is organized by Tate Modern, London and Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in association with Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is curated by Tanya Barson, curator of International Art at Tate Modern and Taisa Palhares, curator at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo.

A programme of tours, talks and screenings accompanies the exhibitions.

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Rua D. João de Castro, 210
4150-417 Porto
Portugal

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