'A Picture of War is Not War', we read in Hito Steyerl's iconic film November (2004), an essayistic Super 8 film tackling the definition of terrorism constructed around the figure of the artist's best friend Andrea Wolf, who was killed as a terrorist in 1998 in Eastern Anatolia after she joined the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). Mixing documentary...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Fabio Miguez began his artistic career in the 1980s when, alongside Carlito Carvalhosa, Nuno Ramos, Paulo Monteiro, and Rodrigo Andrade, he founded the artist’s space Casa 7. Miguez initially worked with painting, having participated in the 1980s in two editions of the Bienal de São Paulo: from that edition known as 'Bienal da Grande Tela' (1985), curated by Sheila Leirner, and the 20th edition of the exhibition (1989).
During the 1990s, he started to produce, parallel to his paintings, the series of photographs entitled Derivas, later published with the name Paisagem Zero in 2013. In the 2000s, Miguez started to develope three-dimensional works, such as the installation Onde (2006), Valises (2007), and Ping‑pong (2008), which expands his line of research and his medium of choice: painting. His degree in architecture brings to his work a constructivist influence that dialogues with concerns regarding scale, material, and figuration. The artist often deals with modular forms in relation to combinatory logic, employing repetitions and operations of inversion and mirroring.
Fábio Miguez born in São Paulo, Brazil, 1962, where he lives and works. He was participated in several biennials, such as: Bienal de São Paulo (1985 and 1989), 2nd Havana Biennial, Cuba (1986), 3rd Cuenca International Biennial, Cuenca, Ecuador (1991), and 5th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2005), as well as retrospective shows, such Bienal Brasil Século XX (1994) and 30x Bienal (2013), both promoted by Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Main recent solo shows include: Fragmentos do Real (Atalhos)–Fábio Miguez, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2018; Horizonte, Deserto, Tecido, Cimento, Galeria Nara Roesler, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016, and São Paulo, Brasil, 2015; Paisagem Zero, Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012; Temas e variações, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008; Fábio Miguez, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, 2003, exhibition accompanied by publication of a monograph on his work; and Fábio Miguez, Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP), São Paulo, Brazil, 2002.
Recent group shows include Oito Décadas de Abstração Informal, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), São Paulo, Brazil, 2018; Auroras–Pequenas Pinturas, Espaço Auroras, São Paulo, Brazil, 2016; Casa 7, Pivô, Edifício Copan, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015; and Prática Portátil, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil, 2014. His works are including in important institutional collections, such as: Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP), São Paulo, Brazil; Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz (IFF), Ribeirão Preto, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM-SP), São Paulo, Brazil; e Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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