09 Jun - 15 Oct 2006

ISBN 978-3-7757-1884-4
Seduções. Valeska Soares, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto
June 9 – October 15, 2006

The exhibition Seduções (Seductions) examines the variety and subtle ambiguity of recent Brazilian art. Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto, and Valeska Soares are each showing an installation that testifies to the exceptional quality of their work. The artists could scarcely be more different in their choice of materials and formal vocabulary.

Cildo Meireles (born in Rio de Janiro in 1948) has participated in two documenta exhibitions. In Zurich he will be showing Missão/Missões (How to Build Cathedrals), in which a mass of 2,000 cow bones and 800 eucharistic hosts seems to hover above a rectangle consisting of 600,000 coins. Ernesto Neto (born in Rio de Janiro in 1964) and Valeska Soares (born in Belo Horizonte in 1957) address sensory perception in their installations. Entering Neto’s Globiobabel nudeliome landmoonaia, the viewer encounters a biomorphic world made of lycra tulle that generates a sense of intimacy and security. By contrast, Soares’s Vanishing Point marks the rigorous, minimalist aesthetic favored by this artist. Her installation consists of fifteen steel containers arranged in the manner of a Baroque garden and filled with colored, perfumed liquid.

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