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Alexandre da Cunha, Iran do Espírito Santo, José Damasceno, Laura Vinci, Marcius Galan e Sara Ramo

Photos: William Gomes

Timed to coincide with the dedication of a major environmental-scale sculpture by artist Robert Irwin at Inhotim, the Instituto presents the exhibition A View in General in Galeria Mata, comprised of works by Brazilian artists Laura Vinci, Iran do Espírito Santo, Sara Ramo, José Damasceno, Alexandre da Cunha and Marcius Galan.


A View in General establishes relationships between these artists in order to present a wide range of approaches within contemporary sculptural production. Nothing is sculpture here in a classical sense. The artists in the exhibition investigate concepts of sculpture as more than three-dimensional objects, drawing upon the histories of art and architecture. In some works, the sculptural thinking is made by absence, or negation, for which the perception of the viewer is fundamental.


Together, these works establish formal and conceptual approaches in dialog with Irwin’s work, and present issues pertinent to contemporary sculpture, such as light, space, shape, geometry and abstraction, using industrial, everyday or classical materials from the history of sculpture. A View in General does not propose a mapping, but an overview of a production in which, as in Irwin’s work, time, perception and vision are indispensable.

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