Adriana Varejão, Língua com padrão sinuoso, 1998. Oil on canvas and aluminum, 200 x 170 x 57 cm.

Adriana Varejão

Buenos Aires

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires

Adriana Varejão is one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists. “Histories at the Margins,” her recent survey exhibition, featured her entire universe of thoughts and concerns, including paintings, installations, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and objects. Curator Adriano Pedrosa, another Brazilian, emphasized Varejão’s particular viewpoint regarding the expansion and transformation of cultural identity through colonialism, with special attention to Chinese, Portuguese, and Brazilian history, local folklore, spiritual traditions, and gender issues. …see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.