Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?: Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?: Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?: Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

by Victor Gorgulho São Paulo, Brazil 05/26/2018 – 07/28/2018

To define Adriano Costa’s (São Paulo, 1975) artistic practice as “free” is as much an understatement as a trap. We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?, currently on display at Mendes Wood DM in São Paulo, attests to this fact, crowning a decade of production whose essence lies in an intimate conversation between

Vista de instalación, Adriano Costa, We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ? en Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo. Imagen cortesía de Mendes Wood DM Clasificar la práctica artística de Adriano Costa (São Paulo, 1975) como “libre” es tanto una subestimación como puede ser una trampa al intentar leer el cuerpo de trabajo del

Polyethylene-Insulated Smear Polyethylene-Insulated Smear

Polyethylene-Insulated Smear

Nina Canell

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil 11/27/2017 – 01/30/2018

Ready to join the migration my mail might have gotten lost from server to floral chorus in a spam filter taking the infinitesimal conduction of trees into account in the process so that you don’t think I’m entirely some sort of medieval hermit with vegetable metabolism marked unread on an epic almost sentimental journey of

Nina Canell. Installation view of Polyethylene-Insulated Smear, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. Courtesy of Medes Wood DM Nina Canell. Installation view of Polyethylene-Insulated Smear, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. Courtesy of Medes Wood DM Nina Canell. Installation view of Polyethylene-Insulated Smear, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. Courtesy of Medes

Wrong Happy Hour Wrong Happy Hour

Wrong Happy Hour

Aki Sasamoto

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil 08/12/2017 – 09/16/2017

It is with great pleasure that Mendes Wood DM presents the first solo exhibition by Japanese artist Aki Sasamoto in Brazil. The show springs from a performance titled Wrong Happy Hour. For this project, the artist has gathered drawings, installations, videos and performances. Sasamoto’s practice draws on the common ground between sculpture and performance, using

Installation view: Aki Sasamoto, Wrong Happy Hour, 2017. Image courtesy of Mendes Wood DM Installation view: Aki Sasamoto, Wrong Happy Hour, 2017. Image courtesy of Mendes Wood DM Installation view: Aki Sasamoto, Wrong Happy Hour, 2017. Image courtesy of Mendes Wood DM It is with great pleasure that Mendes Wood DM presents the first solo exhibition by Japanese

The Telomeric Cut

The Telomeric Cut

Felipe Meres

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil 05/25/2017 – 07/29/2017

Mendes Wood DM presents The Telomeric Cut, Felipe Meres’s first project in São Paulo. Working across media, Meres’s work weaves entanglements between scientific desire and the indeterminate matter that ceaselessly evades its grasp. The exhibition features all new work, including a series of microscopic images that unfurl in the shape of pigment prints and sculptures. Devised around the concept of

Felipe Meres, The Telomeric Cut. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist. Felipe Meres, The Telomeric Cut. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist. Weave We Weavers, 2017. Electron micrograph, pigment print on silk, polyurethane, woven aluminum, polished steel. 191 × 51 cm / 75.2 × 20.8 in. Courtesy of the artist. Mendes Wood DM presents The Telomeric Cut, Felipe

Fire Sale Fire Sale

Fire Sale

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil 02/18/2017 – 03/25/2017

It’s been a while since Matthew Lutz-Kinoy last danced with fire. From the time when my thinking about his work began, this thought was tied to an idea of bodies, basically what makes and breaks them. In this exchange, I went as far as to objectify his artistic processes into a pinned down, marbled shelter,

Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo. Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo. Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo. It’s been a while since Matthew Lutz-Kinoy last danced with fire. From the time when my thinking about his work began, this thought was tied

Art Basel Miami Beach Art Week 2015 Art Basel Miami Beach Art Week 2015

Art Basel Miami Beach Art Week 2015

by Dorothée Dupuis

Miami Convention Center and other venues Miami, Florida, USA 12/01/2015 – 12/06/2015

Things are changing in Miami. Stuck in traffic between closed highways and multiple deviation routes, Art Basel visitors might notice an impressive amount of construction work going on in the Floridian cultural capital these days. It is now the second financial center in the U.S. after New York, and the real estate business is thriving

Pauline Boudry y Renate Lorenz en Marcelle Alix (Paris), Art Basel Positions Las cosas están cambiando en Miami. Atascados en el tráfico entre autopistas cerradas y múltiples desvíos, los visitantes de Art Basel pueden notar una cantidad impresionante de trabajos de construcción en la capital cultural de Florida en estos días. Ahora es el segundo

ArtRio ArtRio

ArtRio

By João Laia Rio de Janeiro 09/09/2015 – 09/13/2015

ArtRio 2015 Week: Under the shadow of a cultural renaissance The morning of Wednesday, September 9th greeted the early guests of the preview of the carioca fair with grey, heavy clouds that darkened the sky and threatened heavy rain. This was undoubtedly a dire omen for the fair, as Brazil’s economic boom is by now

Pedro Agilson, Oca Lage. Exposição CFB 25 Anos ArtRio 2015: bajo la sombra de un renacimiento cultural El miércoles 9 de septiembre, la mañana recibió a los primeros visitantes del preview de la feria carioca con un cielo oscurecido y una amenaza de lluvia, sin duda un presagio de las perspectivas pesimistas para la feria,