From the publisher:
"Mira Schendel (1919-1988) is one of the most important Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Born in Switzerland and growing up in Italy, she fled from war-devastated Europe for Brazil in 1949. There she settled into a newly dynamic society with its own emerging modern art movements, alongside which she began to create her unique body of work. In São Paulo, she was able to explore her evolving ideas about aesthetics and philosophy as part of a circle of émigré intellectuals. Her early experience of cultural, geographic, and linguistic displacement is revealed in her art, which deals with themes of existence, self-understanding, faith and language. In 1951, she participated in the first São Paulo Biennial, and her solo exhibition at Signals gallery in 1966 is increasingly recognised as a key event not just in Schendel's career but also in the history of experimental art in London.
This lavishly illustrated publication accompanies the first major international retrospective to review the artist's entire career. Produced in collaboration with the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, it includes groundbreaking essays by leading experts that explore the fascinating complexities in the work of this prolific artist."
27 x 21 x 2.5 cm | 256 pages | softcover