If you are lover of
Laercio Redondo: Intimacies/Proximidades
Edited by Kaira M. Cabañas
The Green Box Kunstedition (2016)
If you are lover of both books and art you will be right at home at The WD. Artist Laercio Redondo and art historian and critic Kaira M. Cabañas hold a conversation at our shop for the launch of their new book Laercio Redondo: Intimacies/Proximidades. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Then, if you still want to learn more about Mr. Redondo’s work you can find his exhibit Past Projects for the Future from September 18th to December 18th at the Dallas Contemporary. Do not miss the opportunity to gain new perspectives regarding the importance of architecture, artistic research among other things.
This first anthology dedicated to Laercio Redondo’s artistic production focuses on various aspects of his practice, which rethinks the past in relation to the present using a calculated economy of representation and the superimposition of various grids of meaning. Through a series of essays, a conversation with the artist, as well as extensive illustrations of his work, the reader gains insight into Redondo’s various projects that often take as their subject iconic architecture of the twentieth century in order to address the unresolved afterlife of Brazil’s modernity. The publication is edited by art historian and critic Kaira M. Cabañas and includes contributions by a robust line up of modern and contemporary art thinkers, including Sérgio B. Martins, Jesús Fuenmayor, Justine Ludwig, and Fernanda Pitta.
Laercio Redondo is a Brazilian-born artist based in Rio de Janeiro and Stockholm. He received his MFA from the Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, in Stockholm. He is the recipient of various grants, among them the Akademie Schloss Solitude fellowship in Stuttgart and the IASPIS residency program in Stockholm. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums of modern and contemporary art. His solo exhibitions include Past Projects for the Future (forthcoming at Dallas Contemporary) O que acaba todos os dias (What ends every day) at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM-RJ), Contos sem reis (Tales with no kings), at Casa França-Brasil, and Fachada (Façade) and Lembrança de Brasília (Memory from Brasilia) at the Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4, in Rio de Janeiro. He has also participated in group exhibitions at such international venues as the Zachęta—Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw; Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre; Positions, Art Basel Miami Beach; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; SESC Pompeia, São Paulo; Kunsthalle Göppingen (Germany); and Galleria Francesca Minini, Milan. His work is featured in the collections of such international organizations as MAM-RJ, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, and Itaú Cultural, São Paulo.
Kaira M. Cabañas is Associate Professor in Global Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She is the author of The Myth of Nouveau Réalisme: Art and the Performative in Postwar France (Yale University Press, 2013) and Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde (University of Chicago Press, 2014). In 2012 she curated (and edited the catalogue for) the exhibition Specters of Artaud: Language and the Arts in the 1950s at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Her writings have appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals and museum catalogues and include essays on postwar art and film in Europe and Latin America. She regularly contributes to Artforum.
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