#DrinkingAboutMuseums: Fruitmarket Gallery, 23 April

Hélio Oiticica, Relevo Espacial (Vermêlho) REL 036 (Spatial Relief [Red] REL 036), 1959, polyvinyl acetate resin on plywood. © Tate, London, 2014.
Hélio Oiticica, Relevo Espacial (Vermêlho) REL 036 (Spatial Relief [Red] REL 036), 1959, polyvinyl acetate resin on plywood. © Tate, London, 2014.
Join fellow museums folk and the great team at Fruitmarket Gallery for MGS’s second #DrinkingAboutMuseums of 2015, and explore modern and contemporary sculpture.

Possibilities of the Object: Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art examines the pioneering role Brazilian artists played in the innovative international art scene of the 1950s to the 1970s. Connecting the work of well-known and widely exhibited Brazilian artists such as Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark and Mira Schendel with the work of some of the lesser-known contemporaries and the younger generation of artists that followed, the exhibition is a celebration of some of the beautiful and artistically radical sculptures with which Brazilian artists have tried to redefine what an art object can actually be.

We will start at 4 pm on Thursday, 23 April, with a short introduction to the gallery and the exhibition from Fruitmarket staff, before having a chance to enjoy the exhibition and have a look around. Luckily, we don’t have to go far for our refreshment: we will adjorn to the cafe at the Fruitmarket for drinks when we finish. The Fruitmarket closes at 6 pm, but there is a wealth of great pubs in the area we can head to for further discussion, should we need it!

Whether you are a regular visitor at the Fruitmarket, or are just dipping your toe into the world of modern sculpture for the first time, this is a great opportunity to try something new, meet colleagues and peers, and chat art, curation, and gallery spaces. All are welcome: please spread the word!

The Fruitmarket has some really great resources that you can explore before your visit, including online curator’s lectures. You can listen to the most recent lecture here, or explore the programme further on their blog.

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