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Obra Spider, Louise Bourgeois on display at the Iberê Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre. Photo: In Rodrigo. Blum.

Museum of Art receives Rio Spider, sculpture by Louise Bourgeois roaming promoted by Itaú Cultural

30 November, 16h
The Exhibition Hall will be open until 19:15
Free Entry

After remaining little more than two decades on loan next to the Museum of Modern Art, in São Paulo, in December last year the work belonging to the Itaú Cultural Collection began a series of itinerant by country: Inhotim to Porto Alegre and from there to Curitiba. Now, arrives in Rio de Janeiro accompanied by the artist's engraving Spider and Snake and works of the own collection SEA and the private collection of Paulo Herkenhoff between drawings, manuscripts, documents and publications of the sculptress. The museum prepared a special program to date and will also have presentations of Tami DJ and Band Pieta. Entry to the Exhibition Hall will be free and will have its extended hours until 19:15.

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At 16h the day 30 November (Saturday), Rio Art Museum (MAR) opens its doors for Spider (Spider), with scheduled visits to 1 March 2020. The work carried out by the French sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) in 1996, It was seen in Brazil for the first time in the 23th Bienal de São Paulo and acquired for the Itaú Cultural Collection. In 1997, the institute gave on loan to the Museum of Modern Art - MAM / SP, in Ibirapuera Park. It remained there until 2017, in a glass room where he could be observed from the park's marquee. On occasion, the sculpture was sent to the Easton Foundation, in New York, for verification and restoration, to ensure their longevity and enable their display in various exhibition spaces. Last December, Spider put the road.

First, the work was carried Minas Gerais, to be displayed in the Gallery Forest of CACI. Followed for the Iberê Camargo Foundation, in Porto Alegre, and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, in Curitiba. Now comes the SEA and, to this day, was designed special programming to the public, with free admission from 10 am until the museum's closing. 16:30, is presenting DJ Tamy, at 18h, the Pieta band does show. In 2020, sculpture will travel, starting with the Cultural Center UNIFOR, in Fortaleza.

"Just as with much of the Itaú Cultural Collection, we decided to move one of its most important international projects and expand public access to this great sculpture ", says the director of Itaú Cultural, Eduardo Saron.

This Spider is the first of six that the artist produced in bronze from the mid 1990 and they are scattered around the world. With her, also comes the picture Spider and Snake - the 15th of 50 performed by Louise 2003, with a dimension 48,2 x 44,1 cm and belonging to the Itaú collection.

The travel Spider by Brazil are accompanied by a text by art critic Paulo Herkenhoff and a little more than five minutes video conducted by Itaú Cultural team, with account of also critical Veronica Stigger. This material was specially produced for these itinerancies.

Between sculpture images, Veronica talks about the artist's life is intertwined with this its creation. She takes on words Herkenhoff to state that the spiders of Louise Bourgeois represent the mother of artist, synthesized in two seemingly paradoxical adjectives: fragile and strong. says Veronica: “A fragilidade e a força se conjugam nesta versão de Spider. At first sight, It is an impressive part, both to a monstrous: it is all in bronze, three and a half meters in height, eight long legs and a central core, all twisted in spiral, which takes the place of head and belly. - a big belly able to store the eggs "concludes: "In a closer look, is perceived as, despite the strength and rigidity of bronze, it is also fragile, delicate: its legs are long and thin, giving the impression of being insufficient to support the heavy body of the spider. "

Made in bronze, sculpture weighs over 700 kg - 68kg, each of the eight legs; 113kg 57kg body and head. Your pick, It requires great care and dedication. With the absence of the original sketch and sculpture project, Itaú Cultural team created an apparatus to ensure its structure in the disassembly and reassembly. The institute's production designed a platform that is placed under it to support it. paws, cujas pontas são de agulha, são retiradas uma a uma enquanto uma espécie de berço se eleva da plataforma para segurar o corpo do pesado aracnídeo. Para ser remontada, o caminho é o inverso.


🔸 10hAbertura do museu – Free entrance

*As exposições “Rio dos Navegantes”, “Pardo é papele a sala imersiva “FLOW” estarão abertas ao público, with free entry, from 10 am to 19:15h.

🔸 16hAbertura da sala “Spider (Spider) – Entrada gratuita até as 19h.

🔸 16h30Apresentação da DJ Tamy – Free entrance.

🔸 18hShow da banda Pietá – Free entrance.

The Art Museum of the river-SEA

An initiative of Prefeitura do Rio in partnership with Fundação Roberto Marinho, the sea has activities that involve collecting, registration, search, preservation and return of cultural property to the community. Proactive support space education and culture, the museum was born with a school - the School Look -, whose proposal is innovative museological: foster the development of an educational program of reference for actions in Brazil and abroad, combining art and education from the curatorial program that guides the institution.

The sea is managed by the Odeon, a social organization of culture. The museum has the Globe Group as maintainer, the Equinor as master sponsor, Bradesco Seguros as sponsor, BNDES as financial backer and Rede D'Or St. Louis as a supporter of exhibitions and Itaú as supporter through the Federal Law on Cultural Incentives.

The School of the Look is sponsored by City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal de Cultura, Dataprev, TNA, Grupo In Press and BNY Mellon, through the Municipal Law of Incentive to Culture - ISS Act and Machado Meyer Lawyers via Federal Law on Cultural Incentives. The SEA also has the support of the State Government of Rio de Janeiro and realization of the Ministry of Cidadaniae the Federal Government of Brazil, by Federal Law for Promotion of Culture.

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