Cildo Meireles, the artist whose art tackles ideological and economic systems as the foundation for ongoing critical interpretation, has a major exhibition at the Palacio de Velázquez. More than 100 works are on display in a range of media, from large sensory installations to small interventions on Coca-Cola bottles and sound sculptures. It is an opportunity to see pieces that never been shown before in Europe, such as Amerikkka (1991-2013), a floor made up of 20,000 wooden eggs above which hang 50,000 golden bullets.
Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, until 29 September 2013.
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015
To measure the imprint that a century of abstract art has left on society, culture and politics, Adventures of the Black Square at the Whitechapel Gallery collates artwork from every corner of the globe
Fondation Beyeler presents Daros Latinamerica Collection
The Fondation Beyeler, the most visited art museum in Switzerland, with in excess of 330,000 people coming through its doors last year, is a comprehensive collection of more than 200 artworks by key modern and contemporary artists, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Anselm Kiefer and Christo.
Materiality and Memory. An interview with Cildo Meireles
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1948, Cildo Meireles spent most of his adolescence in Brasilia, the modernist Brazilian capital designed by architects Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa.