Supported by the British Council and the Henry Moore Foundation, this was the biggest exhibition of the artist ever held outside Europe. It featured 244 pieces by one of the pioneers of contemporary sculpture and one of the greatest English sculptors of the 20th Century. Moore is known for his monumental bronze sculptures and for the use of empty space as a means of valorizing form. The exhibition presented 117 sculptures, 55 engravings and 72 drawings produced from 1920 to 1980, and was held as part of the celebrations of the São Paulo State Pinacoteca’s 100th anniversary, the 60th anniversary of the British Council in Brazil and the 5th anniversary of the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), in Brasília. Curated by David Mitchinson and Anita Feldman. Award for the Best Exhibition 2005, from the Brazilian Association of Art Critics (ABCA).
Places and Dates:
São Paulo State Pinacoteca, São Paulo, SP – Apr. to June 2005
Imperial Court, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – July to Sept. 2005
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), Brasília, DF – Oct. to Nov. 2005
Total viewers: 300,000