Mira Schendel: Monotypes
Cat. Hauser & Wirth
Exhibition catalogue, conceived with Olivier Renaud-Clément
text (English) by Taisa Palhares
432 p with 350 coloured illstrations
325 × 205 mm, printed on India paper, softcover with embossed dustjacket
Mira Schendel (1919–1988) is one of Latin America’s most significant and prolific post-war artists who created a vast and unique oeuvre that addressed themes of existence, language and meaning and comprised paintings, drawings and sculptures. Working from the artist’s archive, the book features a selection of monotypes, a central daily practice in Schendel’s artistic career. Focused on the ideas of writing, invisibility and ephemera, the facsimiles of Schendel’s delicate monotypes are printed on India paper, fully engaged in the Brazilian artist’s aesthetic. Through the work leads a concise text by Taisa Palhares – from Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – who acted as a co-curator of the Schendel retrospective that took place at Tate Modern from September 2013 to January 2014.
Hauser & Wirth, London 28/1–7/3/2015