• Cildo Meireles

    Fondacao de Serralves

    A black leather case divided in half, containing two symmetrical pockets; at the bottom of each pocket, earth. This carrying case holds the memory of a performance by Cildo Meireles that took place in November of 1969, in a border zone between the provinces of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Meireles’ performance consisted of digging a hole on either side of this virtual dividing line and exchanging the earth that had been dug from each. Mutações geográficas: fronteira Rio-São Paulo (Geographical mutations: Rio-São Paulo border, 1969) was perhaps one of the most subtle pieces in this retrospective

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