Cildo Meireles


Discussion with the artist, Cildo Meireles, chaired by Michael Asbury, and with other participants including Guy Brett, co-curator of Meireles’ Tate Modern retrospective and Moacir dos Anjos, independent curator and contributor to its accompanying publication.

Part of the TrAIN Open series. All welcome.

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    Dr Michael Asbury

    TrAIN Member

    I was born in Teresópolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the son of British missionaries. After twenty years in Brazil I came to England to study engineering but fortunately to myself (and others) changed course and went on to complete an MA in The Study of Contemporary Art at Liverpool University and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art at The London Institute (now UAL).
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  • Guy Brett

    Visiting Fellow - Camberwell College of Arts

    Guy Brett has written extensively for the art press since the 1960s and has organised a number of international exhibitions, among them ‘Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic’, MACBA, Barcelona and Hayward Gallery, London 2000; ‘Li Yuan-Chia: Tell Me What is Not Yet Said’, Camden Arts Centre and touring 2001; and ‘Boris Gerrets: Mindfields’, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2002. His books include Through Our Own Eyes: Popular Art and Modern History 1986; Transcontinental: Nine Latin American Artists 1990; Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla 1995; Carnival of Perception 2004 and Brasil Experimental: Arte/Vida Proposicoes e Paradoxos 2005.
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  • Moacir dos Anjos

    Visiting Fellow - 2008

    Moacir dos Anjos is a Research Fellow at the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil. He is the author of Local/Global: arte em trânsito (2005, Rio de Janeiro: Zahar).
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  • Cildo Meireles

    Guest Speaker

    Cildo Meireles was born in 1948 in Rio de Janeiro and since the late 1960s has created sculptures, installations and interventions which often involve an element of participation, drawing attention to the body in space and time, whether as a physical, psychological, social or political being, and most frequently as a combination of all of the above.
    In his work Meireles addresses political, social and environmental issues, which in the 1960s and 70s created tension with the Brazilian government’s strict state censorship.
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