Sandra Cinto participates in a group show in Liverpool and presents an installation in Seattle.
“3 am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night”
3 am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night is a metaphor for our current situation, 3 o’clock in the morning might represent the current zeitgeist: at this dread hour there’s doubt that the day will ever come, a sense of reaching the nadir, of being in a dark place. The mind falters and slides. It’s a time for nightmares, ghouls and nocturnal creatures, of loneliness and death – the shadow side of our daylight existence. But 3 a.m. is also a time for refuge and release, for dreams and adventure, creativity and imagination.
In this exhibition, curated by Angela Kingston, over 20 UK and international artists explore various themes related to 3 a.m. – psychological, sociological, natural and astronomical – to capture something of the strangeness of the night and the extraordinary range of emotions, states and experiences it witnesses.
In its compelling mix of paintings, drawings, videos, sound works, photographs and sculptures, the exhibition reveals bleary-eyed sleepers woken up to be photographed, prowling coyotes caught on specialist digital cameras, smartly dressed women urinating while standing up in the most unlikely of locations, and a helicopter spotlight searching the night time waters for a missing person. Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto will create a new installation for the Vide space, made during a short residency.
The exhibition is accompanied by nocturnally themed events and an illustrated book published with Liverpool University Press, combining images with texts by writers, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Robert Macfarlane, who have journeyed into the far night, and including a new short story by Ailsa Cox.
3 am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night tours to Chapter (Cardiff), The Exchange (Penzance) and Ferens Art Gallery (Hull).
3 am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night
Sat, 28 Sep 2013 – Sun, 24 Nov 2013
10.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Address: School Lane – Liverpool, United Kingdom – L1 3BX
Telephone: 0151 702 5324
“Encontro das Águas”
The Seattle Art Museum unveils Brazilian born, São Paulo–based artist Sandra Cinto’s site-specific installation for the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. Influenced by artists as diverse as Sol LeWitt and Regina Silveira, and the woodblock prints of Japanese artists including Katsushika Hokusai, Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) includes an intricate wall drawing, whose ambitious proportions convey a mesmerizing view of an expansive waterscape. Through humble materials—including blue paint and a silver paint pen—Cinto works directly on the wall and transforms a single line, repeated at different angles and lengths, into a titanic image of water that expresses both renewal and risk. As a counterpoint to this unbridled seascape, Cinto incorporates stories about individuals who were rescued at sea, to show the endurance of the human spirit in difficult circumstances.
Cinto’s work has been shown internationally, including Argentina, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States. She was included in the XXIV Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, in 1998; Elysian Fields, a group show at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, in 2000; TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in 2007–08; and the second Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan: Latin America and the Caribbean, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2009; among other solo and group shows. She is represented by Casa Triângulo Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
Marisa C. Sánchez
Associate Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art
Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters)
April 14, 2012 – February 17, 2014
OSP Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle – USA