JP flew for a quick visit to Paris last month to join Beatriz Milhazes at the opening of her exhibition at the Cartier Foundation and by all accounts the exhibition is breathtaking. If you find yourself in Paris before June 21st, make sure to see the show!
“For the exhibition at the Fondation Cartier, Milhazes presents a focused selection of large format acrylic paintings, chosen from her work of the past decade, as well as a monumental collage created especially for the show. She has also realized a monumental commission for the building’s glass facades. Her striking installations play with natural light to create a powerful visual dialogue with the architecture of Jean Nouvel and the surrounding garden.”
Here is a link to the Cartier Foundation’s website and here are a few snapshots of the installation. There are incredible videos of the collage being installed.
Also on exhibit last month was “Gamboa, 2008”, a stunning sculptural installation in iron and mixed media. 27.6 in tall x 45.7 in diameter. The piece which was originally made for Prospect.1 New Orleans Biennial and was on display at James Cohan Gallery last month. “Gamboa (2008) is chandelier-like mobile with suspended glittering ornaments. Recurring motifs from Milhazes’s well-known paintings populate the sculpture, reflecting the artist’s desire to celebrate the shared cultural traditions of Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. As she explained in The New York Times, “New Orleans was always about the vitality, the dancing and the music. So I link it — the carnival in New Orleans with the Carnival in Rio. It will make this kind of dialogue between two cities”
Beatriz is expected back in Durham this September to begin work on some new prints. Please be sure to check in if you are interested in receiving information closer to their release.