Posted on June 27, 2011
Exponent of the "neo-concrete art", the Brazilian Cildo Meireles has made a name for itself on the world stage. In Bow, since July, a small sample of his vast work.
Cultural industries, mass consumption, the economic system or his native Brazil dependence on First World capitalism. All this, expressed in forms of play but not free of sharp ironies, is what fits in the great work of Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles.
Born in 1948 and soon a member of the "neoconcretism" Latin, Meireles was gaining space in the global art scene resignify force dozens of everyday objects to turn them into deep questioning vehicles. Coca Cola bottles, coins disused , a room in red or a lunar landscape, in your work, the symbols through which it rebukes the public to think about the intimate relationship between the concrete material and ideologies that precede and inhabit.
"Babel" or the world's voiceovers.
One of his most emblematic works called "ideological circuit Inserções em: Projeto Coca Cola" and is a popular drink bottle on the threshing adding Latin Americanist scream "Yankees go home" to return to circulation.
Much more recently, another interesting work has been installation Meireles "Babel", an imposing tower of radio-turned-inviting all to come into direct contact with people speaking in all languages simultaneously. Through this work , Meireles she intended merely to translate in a direct and vivid deafening side (or maddening?) of globalization as he slid the inherent tensions between the local and the global.
Awarded in 2008 with the Velázquez Prize in Spain, Meireles Cildo work have already traveled some of the world's major museums (New York, Barcelona, London).
Although we can not yet see in Buenos Aires a significant body of his work, we warn that Proa -as part of the exhibition "Systems, Actions and Processes. 1965-1975 "which will run between July and September-yes be your memorable and Coke bottles.