Spaces by Cildo Meireles

June 20, 2013

Great solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles in Madrid and a rare opportunity to experience his sensuous and highly conceptual spaces. Hosted in a former exhibition pavilion inside the Retiro park, the show features large installations that play with light, heat, deception, and nicely unusual, slightly retro concepts. 

Olvido, one of the most conspicuous works on show. Indian tipi made with 6,000 banknotes from all the American countries and placed over three tons of bones surrounded by a candle wall.

Olvido, 1987-89

Pintura#1, low level pipe crossing a dark room.

Pintura#1, 1999-2000

Entrevendo, 9m long timber tube with a hot air fan to one side

Entrevendo, 1970/1994

Volumes Virtuais, lovely space creation

Volumes Virtuais, 1969/2009

Amerikkka, a floor of 20,050 eggs under a suspended ceiling made with 76,150 bullets pointing downwards

Amerikkka, 1991/2013

Marulho, 1:1 pier above a sea of books picturing water

Marulho, 1991/1997

Marulho, 1991/1997

Para Pedro, 1984/1993

Brasilia's Masterplan by Lucio Costa

Cildo Meireles / conceptual artist born in Rio de Janeiro (1948) and raised in Brasilia. He lives and works in Rio.

24 May - 29 September 2013 / Palacio de Velázquez, Parque del Retiro / Madrid
26 October 2013 - January 2014 / Fundaçao Serralves / Porto
6 March - 1 June 2014 / HangarBicocca / Milan

Pictures by PS. Cover photo Amerikkka,  1991/2013

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