Deviant Modernism: A Conversation with Ana Maria Tavares
by Maria Carolina Baulo
The work of Brazilian artist Ana Maria Tavares
provokes unforgettable experiences. Using
industrial materials such as steel, glass,
and mirrors in combination with organic
elements, she constructs sometimes slick
interventions that resemble street furniture,
barriers, handles, and turnstiles. Space
becomes a catalyst, sparking an exploration
of how modern architecture and design affect
human emotions and behavior. Tavares's
disruptive structures and enormous installations
(involving a host of media, from
photography and textiles to video) privilege
movement over static suspension while
questioning the boundaries of interior/
exterior and nature/culture.
...see the entire article in the print version of March's Sculpture magazine.
Middelburg Airport Lounge com Parede Niemeyer, 2001. Stainless steel, mirror, glass,
leather, headphones, 2 sound pieces, and film projection, 432 sq. meters.