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Laercio Redondo | The simplest thing is the hardest to do

16/09/2020 - 12/10/2020


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Laercio Redondo | The simplest thing is the hardest to do | anamasprojects.com

Laercio Redondo | The simplest thing is the hardest to do | anamasprojects.com

Laercio Redondo | The simplest thing is the hardest to do | anamasprojects.com


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The intervention by Brazilian artist Laercio Redondo (Paranavaí, 1967), The simplest thing, is the hardest to do, explores History and its multiple narratives. The aim is to create a dialogue with the space itself, raising questions of memory and effacements in time, especially in relation to its construction and later reconstruction.

To Redondo, architectural landmarks such as the Pavilion not only have a history but also tell a story. They are essentially narrative devices, that serve its time (and dominant ideology) by highlighting certain aspects of history while deflecting others. That is why the intervention here is subtle: it seeks to produce almost invisible disruptions in space that magnify such effacements.

The interest in Mies van der Rohe is part of Redondo’s long-term artistic research on International and Brazilian Modernism, as seen in previous works such as The Glass House (2008), Memory from Brasilia (2012), Façade (2014) and Detour (2015) among others. Redondo’s varied choice of media in his dialogue with the physical and symbolical structure of the Pavilion is also a nod to the Modernist trope of blurring the contours between painting, sculpture, design, and architecture.