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Adriana Varejão, Entrance Figure, 1997, oil on canvas, 79 x 79".

São Paulo

“Adriana Varejão: Histories at the Margins”

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM)
Parque Ibirapuera gate 3 - s/nº
September 3–December 16

Curated by Adriano Pedrosa

The first major survey of Adriana Varejão’s career will encompass some forty works made between 1991 and the present, including a new large-scale polyptych. The modernist and the neo-Baroque, the wavering of boundaries and the fluidity of ostensibly categorical distinctions, the erotics of an alternate femininity, the history of colonialism from the perspective of the colonized, the backstory and continental drift of globalization: These are the themes that intertwine within Varejão’s paintings and multimedia installations, a body of work that has made her one of the most intriguing and admired of her generation of Brazilian artists.