October 11th, 2013

Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias

Exhibit at the Frist October 11, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Anna Maria Tavares finds inspiration in the architecture of the modern city, particularly the stylistic grammar of Oscar Niemeyer and other utopian modernist Brazilian architects who have transformed urban Brazil in the post World War II years. Tavares uses materials such as steel, glass, and mirrors, often alluding to building interiors and product design, to make structures that occupy the border between design and fine art. ┬áThe centerpiece of this exhibition is her four-sided immersive video, Airshaft (to Piranesi), 2008, comprising sequences of elaborate interiors as seen from multiple perspectives in constant motion. This exhibition is organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and curated by Frist Center Chief Curator Mark Scala. Click here to visit the exhibition page at the Frist Center’s site and to see related programming and events.

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