Antonio Dias ARCHIVE / THE PLACE OF THE WORK

01 Sep 18 Dec 2021 Instituto de Arte Contemporânea (IAC) Solo exhibition

The exhibition Antonio Dias / Archive / The place of work, opening on September 1st at Instituto de Arte Contemporânea – IAC, which is part of the collaborative network of the 34th Bienal International de São Paulo, follows fragments and material traces of both political and aesthetic strategies outlined by the Brazilian artist Antonio Dias during the 1970s. Curated by Gustavo Motta, it brings to the public notes, projects, artworks, notebooks, publications, sketches and clippings – mostly from the archives of Antonio Dias, recently entrusted to IAC. 

These materials shed new light on the artist's subversive art reconfiguration procedures – which shape decisive interventions in the collective debate of the post-1964 Brazilian artistic avant-garde, and whose critical reverberations turn out intensified in the present. The artist also participates in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo, which can be visited for free at Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, Ibirapuera Park, from September 4 to December 5, 2021.

Curatorship: Gustavo Motta

Learn more about the artist here.

  1. Caroline A. Jones, Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
  2. Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
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