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Instituto Inhotim has announced the upcoming temporary exhibition of works by Robert Irwin, Yayoi Kusama, David Lamelas, and Paul Pfeiffer, as well as audiovisual works by eight other artists. Additionally, the art space in Brumadinho, Brazil will present two performances—Marcellvs L. and Daniel Löwenbrück’s Stallwitter (which means “stable storm”) and David Lamelas’ piece, Time—on September 6 when the show opens to the public.
While several artists will be shown at Inhotim for the first time, the exhibition will act as a preface to Yayoi Kusama and David Lamelas’ future projects with the foundation. The show also includes the addition of three temporary galleries (the “Fonte,” “Lago,” and “Praça”), which will each house separate series.
In the Lago Gallery, visitors will find “Lamelas, Irwin, Kusama: Regarding Perception,” which focuses on the sensations, perceptions, and ways that sculptural elements change a viewer’s experience in the space and with the works of art.
The Praça Gallery will feature “Paul Pfeiffer, Vitruvian Experiments,” where the artist’s Empire (a work inspired by Andy Warhol’s piece of the same name) represents the power of life and creation, while Vitruvian Figure alternatively evokes a lack of life and movement.
Finally, in the Fonte Gallery, “To See Time Go By,” is dedicated solely to audiovisual art, and features works like John Gerrard’s virtual sculpture Oil Stick Work (Angelo Martinez / Richfield, Kansas) and I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman), a video by Rineke Dijsktra.
Recognized as the only institution in Brazil to consistently showcase international contemporary artists, Inhotim is largely known for combining art with other fields like botany, landscape, education, and architecture. “Our aim is to establish a dialogue among works by renowned artists of various nationalities and generations, introducing visitors to names that are still little-shown in Brazil,” said Inhotim’s curator and artistic director Allan Schwartzman.