Mira Schendel Graphic Object 1967 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros © The estate of Mira Schendel
Mira Schendel Graphic Object

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 1, Introduction by Dr Michael Asbury

Mira Schendel conference: Introduction by Dr Michael Asbury.

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 2, Tanya Barson

Tanya Barson’s contribution to the Mira Schendel conference.

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 3, Briony Fer

Briony Fer

Briony Fer’s contribution to the Mira Schendel conference

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 4, Dr Isobel Whitelegg

Dr Isobel Whitelegg

Dr Isobel Whitelegg’s contributuion to the Mira Schendel conference

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 5, Discussion 1

Mira Schendel conference: discussion 1: Tanya Barson, Briony Fer, Dr Isobel Whitelegg. Chaired by Dr Michael Asbury

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 6, Geraldo de Souza Dias

Geraldo de Souza Dias’s contribution to the Mira Schendel conference

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 7, Caue Alves

Caue Alves’s contribution to the Mira Schendel conference

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 8, Dr Nancy Roth

Dr Nancy Roth’s contribution to the Mira Schendel conference

Mira Schendel conference – Day 1: Part 9, Discussion 2

Mira Schendel conference: Discussion 2: Caue Alves, Geraldo de Souza Dias, Dr Nancy Roth. Chaired by Tanya Barson

Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Brazil’s most important yet complex and enigmatic artists. While her most well-known works are delicate monotypes, her work encompassed painting, drawing, collage, sculptural objects, notebooks and installations.This conference will address the complex relationship of Schendel’s thought to her visual production, focusing on the connections between her painterly practice, her graphic and sculptural works and her dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers, thinkers, artists and critics. It will explore her engagement with themes of being/existence, faith, time and the philosophy of language. The individual papers will examine the impact of Schendel’s early studies in philosophy in Italy and how her ongoing engagement with Continental and Eastern thought impacted on her development of a radical art practice.