press release

Mira Schendel (1919–1988) was one of Latin Americas most important and prolific post-war artists. With her contemporaries Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, Schendel reinvented the language of European Modernism in Brazil. Tate Modern will stage the first ever international full-scale survey of her work. The exhibition reveals aspects of Schendels dialogues with a diverse range of philosophers and thinkers, as well as her engagement with universal ideas of faith, self-understanding and existence. It brings together over 250 paintings, drawings and sculptures from across her entire career, including works which have never been exhibited before.

Exhibition organised by Tate Modern and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in association with the Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto

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Mira Schendel