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Projects 105: Cinthia Marcelle
October 23, 2016–September 04, 2017
Posted on October 26, 2016
Duplex Gallery and Cinema, MoMA PS1
Projects 105 presents Education by Stone (2016), a new site-specific installation by Cinthia Marcelle (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1974) and the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York. Recently selected to represent Brazil at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Marcelle is known for her installations, performances, and videos, which stage forms of labor to produce poetic situations. Occupying MoMA PS1’s Duplex gallery, the installation will insert chalk, a pedagogical material to which she has re-turned throughout her career, in the building’s formerly scholastic space. Numerous rods of chalk will be lodged into the fissures and openings of the gallery’s brick walls from floor to ceiling, revealing the material’s inherent instability and fragility.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cinthia Marcelle has had solo exhibitions in South America and Europe. She recently participated in the 11th Sharjah Biennial (2015), and will represent Brazil in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). In 2006, she was the recipient of the International Prize for Performance for her work Gray Demonstration (2006). In 2010, she was awarded the Future Generation Prize.
Organized by Giampaolo Bianconi, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art.
The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series is made possible in part by The Elaine Dannheisser Foundation and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.