Middelburg Airport Lounge com Parede Niemeyer, 2001. Stainless steel, mirror, glass, leather, headphones, 2 sound pieces, and film projection, 432 sq. meters.

Deviant Modernism: A Conversation with Ana Maria Tavares

The work of Brazilian artist Ana Maria Tavares provokes unforgettable experiences. Using industrial materials such as steel, glass, and mirrors in combination with organic elements, she constructs sometimes slick interventions that resemble street furniture, barriers, handles, and turnstiles. Space becomes a catalyst, sparking an exploration of how modern architecture and design affect human emotions and behavior. Tavares’s disruptive structures and enormous installations (involving a host of media, from photography and textiles to video) privilege movement over static suspension while questioning the boundaries of interior/ exterior and nature/culture. …see the entire article in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.