OCTOBER 31, 2014 –JANUARY 18, 2015
About the Exhibition:
The Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania presents Henrique Oliveira: Adenocalcinoma Poliresidual, a site-specific installation. Curated by ARG Associate Director Dejáy B. Duckett, the exhibition opens to the public on October 31, 2014.
For almost a decade, Oliveira (b.1973, Ourinhos Brazil) has been known for his cavernous, monumental constructions, which have taken over galleries and other public spaces in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Brisbane, Houston and other cities around the world.
This site-specific collaboration with the Arthur Ross Gallery marks the first time Oliveira’s work has been shown in Philadelphia. The sculpture is a three dimensional interpretation of a photograph, transforming the image into a large-scale mixed media object. The exhibition title is a play on the word “adenocarcinoma” a type of cancerous tumor, and “calcination” referring to the burning of the materials used in the sculpture. "Poli" refers to the variety of materials used—many of which were found in the trash. Oliveira states:
“Various types of materials were used as coating, creating a kind of “skin” - metal sheets, plastic, asphalt, fiber glass, foam, etc. Mostly from synthetic origin, these components aim to establish a correspondence between one of the most common disorders in the human body (cancer) and the environmental aggression made by human kind”
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