Joan Miró: Materiality and Metamorphosis
Catalog launched on the occasion of the first presentation in Portugal of the work of Mark Bradford, Serralves.
A book with essays by Philippe Vergne (Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art and exhibition curator) and Ekow Eshun (British author and curator) and a small collection of texts specially selected by the artist.
Extensively illustrated with all the works on display, the book will also feature an unpublished visual essay by Mark Bradford.
Includes 160 color and black and white illustrations.
The exhibition "Ágora" is a space for reflection and discussion of today, taking the artist's work as the starting point to understand the medieval period as an incisive metaphor of social tensions and contemporary conflicts.
Mark Bradford (Los Angeles, 1961) is currently recognized as one of the names that best defined painting of the last two decades, devising his own pictorial language to talk about universal themes, such as the distribution of power in social structures and its impact on individual or the relationship between art and community involvement.
In his work, the social element is given through his choice of materials. Using everyday materials and tools found in hardware stores, Bradford created a unique artistic language. Often referred to as “social abstraction”, his work is based on the understanding that all materials and techniques are imbued with a meaning that precedes their artistic use.
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