Debora Bolsoni | Brazil

A visual artist, she holds a master’s degree in Visual Poetics from the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo, 2014. In her work, commonplace materials such as sand, wrapping paper and candy are incorporated into performances and installations that explore the connections between urbanism and the building of an aesthetical discourse. Producing defamiliarization with what should appear familiar, and often resorting to a material and symbolic repertoire from mass culture, she reflects about the public-private relationship frequently and in a very particular way. Her artworks have been featured in solo exhibitions at Centro Universitário Maria Antônia, São Paulo (2006); Centro Cultural São Paulo (2005); and others. She also took part in group exhibitions at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art (2014); the 7th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2009); Itaú Cultural, São Paulo (2008 and 1998); and the 30th Panorama of Brazilian Art, at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (2012, 2008 and 2007). Debora Bolsoni lives and works in São Paulo.

Topos_somedrama | 2015, sculpture

The piece comments on the form and function of monuments as symbols of modernity. To this end, it explores an iconic 20th century image: the Monument to the Third International, also known as Tatlin’s Tower. Combining reminiscences from European culture and exploring an attempt to achieve an architecture of transcendence, the artist registers the tension between superficial and organic, and the struggle against the passage of time. For this piece, the artist enacts a performance action.

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