Print & Ephemera
Published on occasion of the major retrospective exhibition “Cildo Meireles,” organized by the New Museum of Contemporary Art in association with the Museums of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Brazilian-based curator and critic Paulo Herkenhoff analyses in depth the specific political and cultural context of Meireles’ Brazilian art in counterpoint to the philosophical contexts of Western art history. Havana-based curator and writer Gerardo Mosquera discusses with the artist the context of his work in post-war Latin American art. New York curator and critic Dan Cameron navigates three environments of intense red, collectively titled Desvio para o Vermelho (Red Shift, 1967-84). The Artist has selected a text that echoes his work’s frequent evocation of paradoxes: “The Garden of Forking Paths” (1944) by Jorge Luis Borges. Includes detailed project descriptions by the artist.
160 pages; 92 black and white, 97 color illustrations
New York, Phaidon Press Inc.