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  • Cildo Meireles

    Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
    Plaça dels Angels, 1
    February 11–May 3, 2009

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    1001 Bissonnet
    June 7–September 20, 2009

    Tate Modern
    Bankside
    October 14, 2008–January 11, 2009

    Curated by Guy Brett and Vicente Todolí

    The Tate’s large survey promises to bring out the eclecticism of this major figure of Brazilian art. While associated primarily with Conceptual art of a political kind, Cildo Meireles has in fact pursued diverse fields of investigation—philosophical, anthropological, aesthetic, and ethical. The Tate presents about eighty works made between the 1960s and the present, ranging from whimsical spatial interventions to large installations that challenge the audience’s perceptual and intellectual capacities. The accompanying catalogue should stand out against a vast but not always exciting literature on this maverick artist.