"I got very impressed because rather than using a straightjacket, the method employed was the nurses own bodies in the attempt to calm down the children s violence during the crises..."
Lygia Clark

 


Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America - Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand


Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America
Sat 7 May 2016 — Sun 18 September 2016


Space to Dream is the first major exhibition in Auckland to introduce, in depth, the art of South America.
The exhibition reveals how South American artists see a social significance for their work and how as rebels and revolutionaries, dreamers and poets, they have challenged, embraced, explained or transformed their realities, lives, cultures and spaces from the 1960s to today.
Visit Space to Dream and experience the work of 41 artists, who include senior figures internationally recognised for their contribution to art as well as younger figures including Lygia Clark, Juan Fernando Herrán, Alfredo Jaar, Marcos Lopez, Ernesto Neto, Hélio Oiticia, Bernardo Oyarzun, Lotty Rosenfeld, Martín Sastre and many more.
Bringing together some of the most visually engaging painting, sculpture, photography, installation, film and performance from across six countries – Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay – Space to Dream includes major works and exciting new commissions.The exhibition has been developed by Chilean curator Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel and Auckland Art Gallery Principal Curator and Head of Programmes, Zara Stanhope and is accompanied by a significant visitor programme.

image credit:
Ernesto Neto, Just like drops in time, nothing (installation detail) 2002, collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales – purchased with assistance from Clayton Utz, 2002
Photo: AGNSW © Ernesto Neto

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