Erika Verzutti will have a solo exhibition at Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil, from 2 July – 28 November 2021, curated by Adriano Pedrosa and André Mesquita.
Verzutti’s sculptural work draws associations between real and cultured objects. Using such varied materials as papier-mâchê, bronze, plastic, gesso, cement and Styrofoam, the São Paulo- born artist creates hybrid sculptures that overlay disparate cultures and histories, evoking ancestral symbols, bodies, archaeological relics and organic forms. But while Verzutti’s works are often historically saturated, they are also influenced by the contemporary world in which they are created, as is evidenced by the sculpture Venus Freethenipple (2017), which was commissioned by MASP for the 2017 exhibition ‘Histórias da sexualidade’ and is held in the institution’s collection.
Verzutti’s exhibition at MASP will follow her major survey at Nottingham Contemporary, UK, which is scheduled to open in May 2021.
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