São Paulo

Regina Silveira

Galeria Brito Cimino

Regina Silveira transformed Galeria Brito Cimino into a strange temple. Silveira, one of the most respected figures in contemporary Brazilian art, did not exhibit a group of discrete works but instead opted for a unique installation built on the concept of plagues, from the biblical to the contemporary. In the various rooms and passageways of the gallery, the viewer encountered striking images composed of various elements: embroidered carpets, painted porcelain, furniture covered with decals suggesting gigantic shadows, and even niches where one could hear sounds of insects of various species. Silveira named her installation-exhibition “Mundus Admirabilis e Outras Pragas” (Astonishing World and Other Plagues), clearly alluding to the biblical plagues described in the book of Exodus. A taste of foreboding hovered in the air, as if that epic tale held the key to a future marked by ruins

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