Title: Untitled

Year: 2016

Material: Stainless Steel and Polycarbonate.

Iole de Freitas


Following the colonial traces of the structure of the Villa Aymoré entrance building, artist Iole de Freitas proposed an intervention for the façade. The work, of monumental scale, is made by stainless steel tubes that support a polycarbonate plate. With circles and curves bordering the impossible rising from the outer walls, triangular shapes of blasted polycarbonate form almost organically. The contours invite us to a dance around the building, which marks its path not only in the winding metal but also in the shadow it casts on sunny days. Its imprint imprints itself on the façade and moves according to the solar path, creating other divisions and perceptions of the architectural complex. Through the rhythmic play between the full and the hollow, the form and the formless, the material is stripped of its icy and impersonal aspects and becomes pure outline, marking a movement in ceaseless transformation.


Iole de Freitas is part of the 70’s, having held solo exhibitions at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art (MAM-RJ), Hélio Oiticica Municipal Art Center in Rio de Janeiro, and Documenta in Kassel, Germany. In addition, his work includes collections such as the Gilberto Chateaubriand collection from MAM-RJ, the Bronx Museum collection in the United States, and the Museo de Bellas Artes de A Coruña in Spain, among others. This work, installed on Villa Aymoré’s façade since September 2016, is part of a series of architectural installations started in the 1990s that deal with the relationship between space, landscape and expanded sculpture, and also incorporates dance issues. , artistic medium to which the artist began her production.


Translated from: Lucas Albuquerque

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