Galeria Millan presents solo show by Tatiana Blass

Curated by Camila Bechelany, the show entitled Reviravolta brings together unpublished pieces between paintings, installations and “sculptures in action”

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Turnaround #2, 2022, Tatiana Blass. (Photo: Bruno Leão)

The exhibition Reviravolta brings unpublished works by the artist Tatiana Blass on different supports. Curated by Camila Bechelany and opening scheduled for tomorrow, June 11, the exhibition takes place at the headquarters of Galeria Millan, in São Paulo. For this exhibition, Blass created an installation especially for the gallery space. Named for The end continues  the new installation features an iron hose that is located inside the gallery, dripping water that then runs along the floor to the lower floor of the building, crossing the architecture and marking the space with a trail of rust. 

Using a procedure similar to that of the installation, Blass produced a set of sculptures entitled turnaround, created with rubber and iron hoses intertwined in the shape of a Möbius strip. It is an investigation into the infinite topological space that crosses the history of art in Brazil since the second half of the 20th century. It is an allegory of the continuity of the end that does not concern termination, annihilation or closure, but the formal and material reconfiguration of modes of existence in space and time. Continuity and end, malleability and rigidity, form and content are contrasts dissolved and mirrored throughout the exhibition.

Mess #5, 2022, Tatiana Blass. (Photo: Bruno Leão)

“Tatiana Blass' production is marked by the constant practice of painting and by an experimentalism around matter. Whether the work is a sculpture, an object, an installation or a video, it is always crossed by pictorial questioning – which highlights issues of volume, framing and fitting – and by the presence of line in the composition”, points out Bechelany. 

Standing ones #4, 2022, Tatiana Blass. (Photo: Bruno Leão)

In addition to the central sculptures, the show also features three pieces described by Blass as “sculptures in action”. The name is due to the fact that the sculptural process of the piece develops as time goes by, since the idea of the works is that they are produced from wax and deformed throughout the exhibition through elements that induce heat. Recently we were able to observe something similar to the inaugural exhibition of the Pinault Collection, at the Bourse de Commerce in Paris, with the works from the show Destruction Creator (Creative Destruction) by the American artist Urs Fischer, produced from wax and which melted throughout the exhibition, resulting in an unprecedented and surprising product. The coolest thing is that visitors who went on different dates had unique perceptions of the work they were observing. I believe we can expect a similar result from Blass' works.

In addition to the sculptures in action, three series of unpublished paintings will also be on display: The Seated and the ones standing, which are inspired by photographs of theater scenes, Mess and paint that melts, which follows the logic of sculptures in action and is also deformed (or completed) by the wax that runs down the canvas when the heat-conducting elements are activated, but this time what triggers them is the presence of visitors.

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Location: Millan Gallery

Address: R. Fradique Coutinho, 1360/1416 – Pinheiros, São Paulo

Date: June 11 to July 8, 2022. 

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. 

Ticket: Free

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