Emissaries for Things Abandoned by Gods

Curated by Elena Filipovic

Exhibition

21-09-2019 - 15-12-2019

Double Skin

Yto Barrada

Exhibition

22-06-2019 - 08-09-2019

Performance / Fraccionar

Michelangelo Miccolis

Performance

24-04-2019 - 25-04-2019

FRACCIONAR

Curated by Inti Guerrero

Exhibition

02-02-2019 - 05-05-2019

Garden with Pigeons in Flight

DANH VO

Exhibition

05-11-2018 - 13-01-2019

Objeto Gráfico

MIRA SCHENDEL

Activation

01-10-2018 - 31-10-2018

Architecture. The Destruction of Space

Franz Erhard Walther

Publication

01-09-2018

Franz Erhard Walther: Talk with João Fernandes

JOÃO FERNANDES

Public Program

29-08-2018

Determinations of Proportion

FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER

Exhibition

12-05-2018 - 30-09-2018

Gabriela Jáuregui reads Samuel Beckett

GABRIELA JÁUREGUI

Public Program

15-03-2018

Parameters

BRUCE NAUMAN

Exhibition

03-02-2018 - 15-04-2018

Parameters

BRUCE NAUMAN

Publication

03-02-2018

Writings about art

MARIUS DE ZAYAS

Publication

19-12-2017

Monoblock

JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA

Performance

01-12-2017 - 02-12-2017

Monoblock

JUAN JOSÉ GURROLA

Exhibition

01-12-2017 - 28-01-2018

Comedy Without Solution

GERMÁN CUETO

Performance

27-10-2017 - 31-10-2017

From installation Fontes

CILDO MEIRELES

Activation

28-08-2017 - 25-09-2017

Mármol Rosa

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Exhibition

04-06-2017 - 27-08-2017

Untitled

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Intervention

04-06-2017 - 27-08-2017

Conversation about art and architecture

MONIKA SOSNOWKA & FRIDA ESCOBEDO

Public Program

18-05-2017

Transformable Spatial Structure

SANDÚ DARIÉ

Activation

29-04-2017 - 31-05-2017

Dying on stage

CHRISTODOULOS PANAYIOTOU

Public Program

25-04-2017

Conversation about the role of art and archive collecting during the 20th century

JOSÉ MARÍA LAFUENTE & PATRICK CHARPENEL

Public Program

29-03-2017

DADA ZÚRICH

Exhibition

05-02-2017 - 30-04-2017

Hípico

EDGARDO ARAGÓN

Performance

06-11-2016 - 10-12-2016

Round Table

Marius de Zayas

Public Program

16-10-2016

Marius de Zayas

Exhibition

01-10-2016 - 08-01-2017

Secrets

IÑAKI BONILLAS

Exhibition

15-05-2016 - 10-07-2016

Fetishistic Barragán

Exhibition

04-01-2016 - 03-04-2016

Formal encounters

JORGE SATORRE

Intervention

01-10-2018 - 31-10-2018

MIRA SCHENDEL
Objeto Gráfico, 1972

Drawing on rice paper
97.8 x 97.8 cm
Colección FEMSA

 

PRESS RELEASE

Projects

Objeto Gráfico

MIRA SCHENDEL

Activation

01-10-2018 - 31-10-2018

From October the 1st to October 31st, 2018 a piece from FEMSA Collection will establish a dialogue with Casa Luis Barragán and its legacy, poetically revealing the relevance of the spaces created by the architect.

For this third activation of FEMSA Collection, Brazilian artist Mira Schendel’s Objeto gráfico (1972) will be installed in the Music and Guest Room. This piece is part of Schendel’s most significant body of work, developed during the 60s and 70s, during which the artists explored the possibilities of drawing, moved by the experimentation with language in its written dimension as well as with concrete poetry.

Schendel’s interest on drawing as graphic notation is also related with musical score, which in turn creates a resonance with Casa Barragán’s Music Room. Likewise, Schendel’s oeuvre incorporates a range of pale hues that establish a dialogue with the room’s colors, creating an illuminated and warm atmosphere.

 

MIRA SCHENDEL

June 7, 1919 – July 24, 1988

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, but raised and educated in Italy, where she became a Philosophy student at Milan University. During her time at university, she was ethnically classified as Jewish by the Fascist Italian Government, which prompted her to move to Austria and then Bosnia as a refugee.

In 1949, she migrated to Brazil and established herself in São Paulo. It was there, in consonance with the cultural effervesce, the vibrant artistic and intellectual scene of the country, where she would become one of the most important and prolific Latin-American artists of the XXth Century. Together with other contemporary artists such as Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented European Modernism’s language in Brazil.

From the mid-60’s, she began producing her more than 2,000 monotypes on Japanese rice paper. During the following decades, Schendel experimented with installations made from nylon thread and tempera paintings on gold leaf. Schendel also created delicate drawings with graphite and watercolors representing letters, words and phrases that give testimony of the way the artist assimilated her surrounding world, many times through an obscure and veiled language.

Mira Schendel died in 1988 in Brazil, the country that welcomed her as a citizen and witnessed her artistic growth. In 2013, Tate Modern organized a retrospective exhibition on her work and career. Her work is currently represented in important museums such as Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA), Hammer Museum at Los Angeles and Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.