January 20, 2010

Always in a Spiral


Maria Nepomuceno

January 23 – June 6, 2010

Curator: Elisabeth Millqvist

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is installing four hammocks and opening the spring season on January 23 with a young Brazilian artist.

Maria Nepomuceno allows her sculptures to spread across the exhibition space like vegetation in a mysterious garden. She uses rope and necklaces as raw material for her work, letting them take on their natural spiral form. For Nepomuceno the metaphor for the body and nature is central. She describes rope as a line, an umbilical cord, and every bead as a fertile point and a possible beginning that can be multiplied infinitely.

In one work a giant bead rests in a hammock while another sculpture is filled with thousands of small glittering beads. Every time she exhibits a sculpture she changes it and combines a part of it with another or takes it apart completely.

Nepomuceno is inspired by ancient traditions and materials giving them new form and content. In Latin America hammocks are places of sleep, birth and death but the artist is also interested in the movement, the rocking motion. The artist will let her sculptural hammocks suspend across the exhibition space at Magasin 3.

She says of her work, “I want to create a situation that feels like transiting from the beginning of our culture to the present.”

Maria Nepomuceno has re-worked existing sculptures and created new ones for the space. The exhibition at Magasin 3 is her second European solo show.

About the artist:

Maria Nepomuceno was born in 1976 and lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With a background in industrial design and art she has been actively exhibiting since 1999, most recently in her hometown at A Gentil Carioca (2009).

For press inquiries, please contact:

Tove Schalin, exhibition coordinator: schalin@magasin3.com, 08-545 680 44, 070-270 86 35.