MoMA | Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

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Tangled Alphabets: León and Mira Schendel

April 15, 2009

The International Council of The of Modern Art Exhibition Gallery, floor

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León Ferrari (Argentine, b. and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. 19191988) are considered among the significant artists working in America during the second of the twentieth century. Their address language as a major subject matter: the visual of language, the embodiment of voices as and gestures, and language as a metaphor of the aspect of human existence the eloquence of naming and writing. produced their works in the countries of Argentina and Brazil the 1960s and 1980s, when the of language was particularly central to culture due to the central role by post-structuralism, semiotics, and the philosophy of Although their drawings, and paintings are contemporary with the of Conceptualism, they are distinctively and have not yet been exhibited in entirety in

the United States.

The exhibition in New York will be by presentations at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, November 24, 2009March 1, 2010; and the Iber#234; Camargo, Porto April 8, 2010 July 11,

The exhibition is organized by Luis The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of American Art, with the of Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, The Museum of Art.

The exhibition is made possible by Gund, The International Council of The of Modern Art, Mimi and Haas Fund, Jerry I. and Katherine G. Farley, and Estrellita B.

Generous support is provided by Arrieta de Blaquier, Beatriz and von Buch, The Bruce T. Halle Foundation, Marie-Josée and Henry David Rockefeller, and Fundación Patricia Phelps de Cisneros additional funding from Alcock Bronfman, Mr. and Mrs. F. Costantini, Andrea and José da Veiga Pereira, Safra Bank of New York, Alvaro Bendeck, Diego Costa Mr. and Mrs. Antón Apostolatos, Rodés and Ainhoa Grandes, Mr. and Guillermo Cisneros, Marieluise Mr. Nicholas Griffin and Mrs. Cisneros de Griffin, Eva Luisa

Griffin, and Tomás Orinoco Mrs. Yvonne Dadoo de Sharon Schultz Simpson, TEN Norten, and Milú Villela.

The accompanying publication has been with the assistance and support of Cosac and Michael Naify.

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