If the many layers in Waltercio Caldas’ (b. 1946, Rio de Janeiro) production already compel the spectator to reflection, one can imagine how instigating it must be a solo exhibition by the artist, organized by the artist himself, in a space dedicated to reveal the creation process of contemporary artists, the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea (IAC).
For his solo show at the Institute, Ateliê Transparente [Transparent Studio], and to display how he conceives his artistic process, Waltercio thought of the exhibition as a great piece, in which he suggests the relations he establishes in the form he exhibits the information. The series of information gathered in the show – including the indications present in a few notebooks – point to how an idea can become an object, a drawing or a sculpture. Other than the notebooks, the show comprises small objects, mock-ups, drawings, future drawings, sculpture projects and objects that the artist calls “transitive”, in the process of becoming.