As of 04/30, the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo will exhibit the installation “Modern Landscape” by the artist Leda Catunda. The attraction is part of Projeto Parede, which occupies the corridor between the MAM lobby and the Sala Milú Villela.
Leda Catunda, an exponent of the 80s Generation, has works that go beyond the boundaries between painting and the object. The MAM collection has 18 pieces by the artist, including landscapes made with mixed media, which mix materials such as: plush, lace fabric, acrylic paint, canvas, among others. “Modern Landscape” is a collage measuring 15 x 3.40 meters, made of printed fabrics with drawings and prints created by the artist and also with appropriate fabrics, such as the one that imitates the floor of Copacabana.
The work represents a Brazilian landscape as seen by modern artists such as Portinari, Tarsila and Guignard, with the image of a peaceful country, with exuberant nature, at the same time in harmony with symbols of progress such as the high-speed highway or the of Copacabana designed by Burle Marx. There is also a reference to carnivalesque allegories, with a voluminous column of colored fabrics that divides the two parts of the wall. Thus, it represents the modern “dream” of a naive country in progress.