November 4, 2019 - Instituto Inhotim - Fall/winter 2019-20 programs
November 4, 2019

Instituto Inhotim

Claudia Andujar, Gisela Motta, Leandro Lima, Yano-a, 2005. Photo: William Gomes.

Fall/winter 2019-20 programs

Instituto Inhotim
Rua B, 20
Brumadinho-Minas Gerais
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 9:30am–4:30pm,
Saturday–Sunday 9:30am–5:30pm

T +55 31 3194 7328
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Instituto Inhotim proudly announces to the world new works on display and botanical additions, including the largest artwork ever created Robert Irwin, located in an area recently opened for visitation; the A View in General exhibition with works by contemporary Brazilian artists at the Mata Gallery; an installation by Gisela Motta, Leandro Lima and Claudia Andujar; and a new poetic garden—the largest at Inhotim.

Robert Irwin
Robert Irwin’s new artwork be placed at the highest point within the Institute’s terrain, next to Chris Burden’s Beam Drop Inhotim, in an area that was previously closed to visitors. The piece is 20.7 feet high, 48 feet wide piece made of concrete, stainless steel and handmade glass. “The work offers yet another multisensorial experience at Inhotim, seeing that visitors can literally immerse themselves in the piece,” notes Inhotim’s curator and art director Allan Schwartzman.

A View in General
At the Mata Gallery, the A View in General collective exhibition displays contemporary sculpture pieces and foster discussions on related topics—such as abstraction, tri-dimensionality, and resignification of everyday objects. Exclusively composed by Brazilian artists (Alexandre da Cunha, Iran do Espírito Santo, Marcius Galan, Laura Vinci, José Damasceno and Sara Ramo), the exhibition presentes pieces such as Alexandre da Cunha’s Mix (Boom), Iran do Espírito Santo’s Barril de Petróleo [Oil Barrel], and Marcius Galan’s Seção Diagonal [Cross Section].

New installation at Claudia Andujar´s Gallery
Another relevant addition is Yano-a, an installation by Gisela Motta, Leandro Lima, and Claudia Andujar, which will be displayed at Claudia Andujar’s Gallery at the Institute. This piece was developed from a B&W photograph of a Yanomami shabono (communal dwelling) that burned down, taken in 1976 by Andujar.

“In Yano-a, the artists depart from a photograph to reactivate an image through a device using projections, filter, fan, and water,” describes Inhotim’s associated curator Douglas de Freitas. “The result is a projection where the native shabono seems to be in flames due to the water swaying’s effect. This work highlights pressing issues first pointed out by Andujar in the 1970s.”

Restauration of iconic artpieces
After careful restoration processes, three iconic works—both within Inhotim and the global contemporary art scene—will reopen to the public. Matthew Barney’s De lama lâmina [From Mud a Blade], Tunga’s True Rouge Gallery and Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden Inhotim.

The restauration processes are the core of Instituto Inhotim as a museological institution. “They reflect care and attention in regard to works on display as well as respect towards artists, cultural heritage, visitors, and the memory of our time,” says Inhotim’s executive director Renata Bittencourt.  

Plants, Animals, and Poetry
Classified as Botanical Garden ten years ago, Inhotim now opens a new poetic garden: Jardim Sombra e Água Fresca [Shade and Cool Water Garden]. Covering an area of eight acres, the garden was created by landscape architect Pedro Nehring aiming at offering visitors a contemplative, multisensorial experience.

In an area previously used for pasture, the garden is the result of a creative, redefining process that took nearly ten years to be accomplished. Now, the space displays approximately 700 different species of plants—both native and exotic.

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