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
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.