Tate Modern Exhibition

Mira Schendel

Mira Schendel Untitled 1962 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, museum purchase

Mira Schendel Graphic Object 1967–8 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros © mira schendel estate

Mira Schendel, ‘Untitled’ 1963
Mira Schendel
Untitled 1963
© mira schendel estate

Mira Schendel Untitled 1980s Private collection © mira schendel estate

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

Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Latin America's most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern is staging the first ever international full-scale survey of her work. The exhibition reveals aspects of Schendel's dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers and thinkers, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence. It brings together over 250 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her entire career, including works which have never been exhibited before.

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Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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25 September 2013 – 19 January 2014

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