The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 18, 2019


SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park debuts new site-specific work by Brazilian artist Regina Silveira
Installation view of Regina Silveira: Octopus Wrap at the Olympic Sculpture Park. © Seattle Art Museum. Photo: Natali Wiseman. Installation view of Regina Silveira: Octopus Wrap at the Olympic Sculpture Park. © Seattle Art Museum. Photo: John Reed.


SEATTLE, WA.- SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park presents Regina Silveira: Octopus Wrap (May 11, 2019–March 8, 2020), a new site-specific installation for the PACCAR Pavilion. Inspired by the park’s location at the intersection of several busy thoroughfares, Octopus Wrap envelops the building’s walls in a mind-bending tire track pattern that questions our perception of reality. This is the first time the internationally celebrated artist has shown work in Seattle.

Brazilian artist Regina Silveira is renowned for her illusionistic interventions on buildings, city streets, and public parks. These surreal disruptions of public spaces have included exaggerated shadows, swarms of insects, dense clusters of footprints, and nocturnal light projections of animal tracks wandering across building façades. Silveira started her career in the 1950s and has become one of the country’s most revered artists, creating works that investigate the representation of reality and the power of art to transform.

For this installation, Silveira has wrapped the PACCAR Pavilion’s floor, walls, and windows in an improbable pattern of overlapping tire tracks that from a distance recall the arms of an octopus. The installation resolves on the building’s interior mural wall in five toy motorcycles driven by five tiny drivers. Taking the park’s location—zigzagging around busy city streets, railroad tracks, and waterways—as inspiration, Octopus Wrap upends the viewer’s perception of a well-known space, disrupting its austerity with boisterous visual noise.

“Silveira is an extraordinary artist who has inspired several generations of artists in Brazil,” says Catharina Manchanda, SAM’s Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Contemporary Art. “Her artistic gesture is political in the sense that she aims to disrupt the familiar. Irreverent and fantastical, her immersive installation is like a noisy parade that stops us in our tracks.”

Regina Silveira was born in 1939 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She received her Ph.D. in 1984 at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and has taught there since 1974.

Noteworthy recent solo shows include EXIT, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura – MuBE, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018; Todas As Escadas, Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 2018; Crash, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil, 2015; and 1001 Dias e Outros Enigmas, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre Brazil, 2011. Silveira’s recent group exhibitions include Mixed Realities, Kunst Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, 2018; Imprint, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland, 2017; Future Shock, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, USA, 2017; Radical Women in Latin America, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA, 2017; and Consciência Cibernética [?], Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017.

Silveira has taken part in over 13 international biennials and received noteworthy grants including Prêmio MASP (2013), Prêmio APCA for her trajectory (2011) and Prêmio Fundação Bunge (2009). The artist also received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1990), Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1993) and Fulbright Foundation (1994).





Today's News

May 14, 2019

Palace of Versailles brings together five internationally renowned photographers

Hollywood icon Doris Day dead at 97

Two works from the collection of Charles Aznavour will be offered at Christie's Paris in June

Rare Lowry painting of cricket match to appear at auction this summer

Large-scale new works by Sean Scully presented in collaboration with Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers sets record prices with 'The Somerson Collection'

RM Sotheby's to offer the oldest car to wear the Porsche badge

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum welcomes Director Cody Hartley

Call to save judge's copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover used in famous obscenity trial

Piguet Auction House announces highlights included in its May grand sales

Exhibition shows David Hayes' jewelry as sculpture

A tantalising selection of over 600 objects from East and West come to auction at Matthew Barton Ltd

Space exploration memorabilia, including Neil Armstrong Collection, brings $4.57 Million at Heritage Auctions

Jonathan Berger named Deputy Director of Marketing and External Affairs of Newfields

SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park debuts new site-specific work by Brazilian artist Regina Silveira

John Brennan Music Collection featuring an incredible selection of 100 signed guitars up for auction

American art going strong at Heritage Auctions' with eight artist auction records

Espace Louis Vuitton in Venice presents a whole new installation by French artist Philippe Parreno

International fine art leads the sale at Shannon's

In Lebanon, vintage film posters question Western cliches

European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture opens 'FUTUROMA' in Venice

Austrian pavilion opens with exhibition of works by Renate Bertlmann

Mead Schaeffer leads Swann Illustration Sale with Moby Dick design

Boonserm Premthada named winner of the 2019 Royal Academy Dorfman Award

16 Best Jaw-Dropping Cosplays

How to choose the right high heel shoes for the dress

7 CAR BUYING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Improve Your Sense Of Hearing With Nano Hearing Aids

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful