As a sort of preview to the upcoming exhibition in the museum, Fondation Beyeler in Riehen / Switzerland, presented a rather unusual floor work by the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010. Now the museum is showcasing four new, monumental paintings by the artist, as well as a selection of collages, a mobile, and the aforementioned floor work.
In this segment, we have a look at the exhibition and meet up with the curator of the show, Michiko Kono, who talks about the artist, her work, the concept of the exhibition and the artworks on display.
Beatriz Milhazes has created the four new paintings expressly for the show at Fondation Beyeler. As she already pointed out in the interview VernissageTVdid with the artist in Miami Beach, the paintings are devoted to the subject of the four seasons. It’s the first time Beatriz Milhazes determined the subject of the works in advance of the painting process.
The exhibition project is curated by Michiko Kono, assistant curator at the Fondation Beyeler. The show runs until April 25, 2011. Press release and photo gallery are available after the jump.
Beatriz Milhazes at Fondation Beyeler. Walkthrough and interview with Michiko Kono. Riehen / Switzerland, February 2, 2011.