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Monday, December 1, 2008

Cildo Meireles at the TATE MODERN

Showing until the 11 January 2009 at the Tate Modern, Cildo Meireles is part of some of the very engaging exhibitions that I had the great pleasure to see this year. The interaction with viewers and public programs that I have spoken about before really comes to play in this exhibition. One of the founders of conceptual and social art Meireles's works are also very enjoyable and relatable.

It was the simple works that completely captured the audiences' imagination. From Mission/Missions (How to Build Cathedrals), made from gold coins and communion wafers or Southern Cross a tiny sculpture I saw a woman nearly step on. This exhibition demonstrates the excited and joy that contemporary art can bring.

Cildo Meireles
Mission/Missions (How to Build Cathedrals) 1987
Daros-Latinamerica © Cildo Meireles
Approximately 600.000 coins, 800 communion wafers, 2000 bones, 80 paving stones and black fabric
235 x 600 x 600
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