April 10–June 10, 2013
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
This first survey exhibition of Adriana Varejão’s work, whose title translates to Stories on the Margins, presents the artist’s incisive reflections on the multiplex nature of Brazilian history, memory, and culture. Evident in her hybridization of mediums in manifold forms—including sculptural paintings and floor-based sculptural works—is the syncretism immanent to Brazil’s postcolonial identity. Varejão draws upon aesthetic traditions and a visual legacy resulting from transnational exchange, imperial and otherwise, to create a confluence of forms that she ultimately conceives as a metaphor for the modern world. This exhibition originated at the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.