Galeria Mendes Wood DM presents two new exhibitions: Anna Boghiguian's first solo show in Brazil. The artist lives a nomadic life, from Egypt to Canada and India to France, collecting the history of violence through her personal experience of movement, borders and belonging. The exhibition is a conversation between books by Clarice Lispector and Virginia Woolf, two women who explored pictorial art within the semantic limits of literature, the image of what one could not imagine.
The artist's recent works bring together all the disparate possibilities present in Clarice's short stories, such as the cockroaches that come out of the closet in The Passion According to GH which are repugnant to humans, has more to teach us about the limitations of our gaze than any other existing being in the world. The transgressions contained in the look of the author-character question structures far beyond the social field, they are analytical exercises of existence.
Anna Boghiguian paints and cuts out images of the Clarician universe and reassembles them without the temporal linearity of the human gaze, just like Lispector, provoking those who see, not gratuitously, but in an exercise of self-writing in this place of silence, leaving several empty fields in the narrative pictorial as the holes cut in the paper covered with pigment and beeswax – used thousands of years ago for the production of candles – covering the dirt of your drawing with noble material.
Mimi Lauter, in turn, explores the possibilities of the image inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, more precisely in the Phlegetonte, river that wounds and heals, relating it to her idea of Brazil. In general, Mimi exalts mythology, music and art, referencing post-impressionist artists. Lauter lives and works in Los Angeles. His work is represented in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, the Hammer Museum and the Marciano Art Foundation, all in Los Angeles.
Anna Boghiguian: Conversations on limits and unlimits
Mimi Lauter: Après nous le déluge
Opening: 8/24/19, 4pm to 8pm
Visitation: until 11/10/19; Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm
Mendes Wood DM: Rua da Consolação, 3368, São Paulo. Free entrance