Already consolidated as one of the most important cultural centers in the country, on September 4 Inhotim is inaugurating new exhibitions with works by artists from Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States, proposing a different look at the contemporary artistic production. The visitors will be able to appreciate two large-scale works (by David Medalla and Dominik Lang), a solo show (Geta Brătescu) and a permanent gallery (Carroll Dunham). The programming also includes a performance by David Medalla and a show by musicians Jards Macalé and Jorge Mautner.
Inhotim is opening a new permanent gallery, dedicated to North American painterCarroll Dunham (New Haven, USA, 1949), located along the Orange Axis, one of the park’s three large areas of visitation. Based in New York since the 1970s, the artist has produced works with multiple influences, arising not only from artistic movements, such as pop art, surrealism and abstract expressionism, but also popular culture, including pornography and animated cartoons. Many of his paintings present spiral shapes, which have become a pictorial code for his work. In 2005, after a visit to Inhotim, Dunham was commissioned to create images that would translate the artist’s references into the context of the institute. This gave rise to Garden (2008), a set of five paintings that will be shown together in an old farmhouse, adapted exclusively for showing them.
One of the institute’s four galleries dedicated to temporary exhibitions, Galeria Lago, located on the Pink Axis, has been restructured to receive works by three artists: Romanian artist Geta Brătescu, Czech artist Dominik Lang, and an artist originally from the Philippines who now lives in London, David Medalla.