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

ISBN 978-3-86442-112-9

128,00 €


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