Durham Press would like to congratulate Beatriz Milhazes on her major solo exhibition at Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro which will run through October 27th. The show, ‘Meu Bem‘, will showcase over 50 artworks from 1989 until the present day including paintings, prints and collages. ‘Meu Bem’ will then travel to the Museu Oscar Niemeyer – MON, in Curitiba, Brazil, from November 2013 to February 2014. The Paço Imperial has historical and cultural significance, it was built in the 18th century to serve as residence for the governors of colonial Brazil. It was one of the main political centers of Brazil for nearly 150 years, from 1743 to 1889. The Paço Imperial is located in the Praça XV in central Rio. Due to its architectural and historical significance, it is one of Brazil’s most important historic buildings. It currently serves as a cultural center.
Milhazes is a native of Rio and it has been more than a decade since her last show in her hometown. “I’ve shown in places that are obviously very exciting for any artist, but in a way showing in your city — I was born here and still live and work here — kind of grabs you more, excites you more, stirs you up more,” Milhazes told The Associated Press in a Friday interview as she supervised the installation of the exhibit, entitled “Meu Bem,” Portuguese for “My Dear.” ‘’It’s being able to say, ‘Mom, look what I’ve done.’”