Spreading across the Octagon Space on the first floor of the Pina Luz building, the artist Laura Lima (1971, Governador Valadares) creates an innovative dialogue with the museum practice by presenting a fully-functional tailoring workshop complete with workers, fabrics and textile materials, trimmings, and the various pieces of equipment used in a clothing factory.
During the exhibition time, a workshop will be conducted by a team of real-life tailors and seamstresses. They will produce a collection of garments made over empty frames, creating portraits that interpret the artist’s ideas and designs based on their own experiences and knowledge. The public will witness the emergence of these pieces, which will be stored in a technical reserve suspended in the Octagon, especially built for the project. It is expected that approximately 30 works will have been produced by the end of the exhibition.