Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (1919–1988) is one of Latin America’s most significant and prolific postwar artists whose paintings, drawings and sculptures address themes of existence, language and meaning. Accompanying her 2015 London exhibition of monotypes, this substantial and elegant exhibition catalog includes almost 200 color reproductions of these delicate works printed on rice paper. Giving background to Schendel’s history and process is an essay by exhibition curator Taisa Palhares (co-curator of the Schendel retrospective at the Tate Modern, 2013). Schendel lived in Milan and Rome before emigrating to Brazil in 1949 and settling in São Paulo, where she became part of an intellectual circle of critics, psychoanalysts, physicists and philosophers—many of them Jewish émigrés like herself. Schendel was included in the 1968 Venice Biennale and her work has been exhibited extensively in Brazil, Mexico, E urope and the USA.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover / 8 x 12 3/4 inches
352 pp / 175 color
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HAUSER & WIRTH, ZURICH/LONDON/NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES