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This stunning book accompanies the first full-scale survey of the dynamic work of Swiss-born Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (1919–1988). Alongside her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Helio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European modernism in Brazil. Her work is characterized by a variation in materials, from braided, twisted rice paper to acrylic paintings to ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Tate
(first published March 4th 2014)
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Despite some of the essays being a bit opaque, I enjoyed the interviews that were included. Mira seemed a difficult person with which to communicate, admitting this herself in the book, and perhaps reason that I'm still left feeling a little uncertain about who she was. What is clear though is the sensitivity of her work. Always subtle and minimalistic, yet powerful and compelling.