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maio 2013



Paulo Bruscky em exposição coletiva no Reino Unido

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air art paulo brusckyAir Art (1982), de Paulo Bruscky, participa de exposição coletiva “In cloud country”, com curadoria de Iwona Blazwick, diretora da Whitechapel Gallery. A mostra será exibida até 30 de junho de 2013 na Harewood House, em Leeds, Reino Unido.

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Guest curated by Iwona Blazwick of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, In Cloud Country is a unique anthology from the 18th to the 21st century that includes art, the abstract and the classic…

In her poem, Two Campers in Cloud Country (1960), Sylvia Plath notes the indifference of the natural world ‘…where trees and clouds… pay no notice’. It is this autonomy which has also inspired generations of artists to make observations from nature to lead them to formal or symbolic abstraction.

The great 18th century watercolourist John Sell Cotman uses pencil to capture the dynamism of light falling on trees by a riverbank; while the fleeting volumes of cumulous clouds are trapped by John Constable in his intense oil studies. 20th century Modernist, Henry Moore uses the branches of a tree to make vein like traceries of lines; while Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone uses drawing to resurrect the tree that has been subsumed in a domestic plank of wood. Rachel Whiteread takes a symbol of the Arts & Crafts movement, the Tree of Life, and translates it into a contemporary icon.

Whether it is atmospheric phenomena, the linear or textural qualities of the botanical world or their political and metaphoric potential, artists’ studies from nature offer a breathtaking range of abstractions. These artists have made studies of plants and of land, sea or skyscapes. They translate what they have seen or felt, into a staggering array of different artistic strategies.

The exhibition brings together works on paper by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists including John Constable, Thomas Girtin, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Edgar Degas, Joan Miro, William Morris, Julian Opie, Chris Ofili, J.M.W. Turner and Rachel Whiteread.

Curated by Iwona Blazwick and Diane Howse the exhibition features some 60 works on paper which cross generations and continents.

Writer, curator and broadcaster Iwona Blazwick has been Director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London since 2001. Previously she was Director of Exhibitions at the ICA, a Commissioning Editor at Phaidon Press and Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Modern where she developed elements of the display strategy prior to its opening.

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