“Art at the turn of the century” is the exhibition currently on view at the Centro Botín, that presents an array of works from the Institution’s permanent collection. Over the course of the show, the selection of works will be changing, as part of the exhibition space is occupied by other exhibitions, and new works are acquired. The exhibition displays a group of works that is varied both in terms of media and conceptual approach, besides of gathering by artists from all over the world, including Renata Lucas, winner of PIPA Prize 2010.
Part of the works were acquired through two kinds of programmes the Institution offers for artists: a summer workshop and a grant programme. Renata was one of the grant recipients in 2007 and received financial support to carry out a project that was later showcased in a exhibition at Centro Botín.
Renata’s work “MHC Case” is displayed in “Art at the turn of the century”. It was produced as a remnant of an action the artist organized in downtown Rio de Janeiro in 2014, during the time when the city’s main bus terminal was being transformed into the new museum of contemporary art (MAR). The artist has appropriated a typical element of street culture —the lightweight, collapsible displays used by street vendors to showcase their merchandise— to reflect upon the urban changes brought about by the reassignment of the building. The various elements on display refer to the actions that took place in Rio de Janeiro as part of the project, and include a lenticular photograph that offers views of the building in its two different guises.
“Art at the turn of the century”, group show
On view from June 24th (2017) through January 31st (2018)
Muelle de Albareda s/n – Jardines de Pereda
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