Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs series)
Data / Date
2015
Local / Location
Rolls-Royce Studio
Cidade / City
Berlin

(…) "Tavares' new work links the art and architecture as well as the engineering and nature of Brazil and England. The works of English architect and gardener Sir Joseph Paxton (1803-1865), Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) and Brazilian landscape designer and artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) will be analyzed, exploring the lasting impact they have had on their disciplines."

(...)  "Peter-Paul Schoppmann, Regional Director Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Germany commented, "Ana Maria Tavares expands the impressive line-up of artists featured in the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. Ana's exploration of the legacy of both British and Brazilian architects, combined with her interest in materials, processes and the use of technology and craftsmanship presents a thrilling digital installation, reflective of the materials and techniques used to create the pinnacle in automotive super-luxury."

(…) "Tavares' new commission will be an installation with three distinctive parts, taking over the main atrium of the BMW Haus am Kurfürstendamm. A large projected video, Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs series) will digitally recreate one of architect Oscar Niemeyer's most recognised buildings Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Gercez in São Paulo, creating a fractured and amplified architectural view of the modernist landmark. Her second piece, Desire, Deserve, Delight Mantra will be reflected on nine curved panels in the centre of the space with the words: "Idesire, Ideserve, Idelight". Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx II (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), will consist of three tables with printed images from the video Deviating Utopias and will include hand-crafted Victorias Regias - the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies, an allusion to the architects Burle Marx and Paxton's interest in tropical flora and the way nature has played an important role in the construction of the modern world."


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Vista parcial da Instalação. Video projeção, objetos e livro. Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Ana Maria Tavares


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Ana Maria Tavares


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação, detalhe. [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: ZAK


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação, detalhe. [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: ZAK


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013] Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Vista parcial da Instalação. Video projeção, objetos e livro. Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Instalação. Detalhe: (left) Deviant Topographies from Paxton to Burle Marx I and II (from the Social Hieroglyphs series), 2015. 180 x 120 x 85 cm. Pigmented mineral ink print on Canson 330 gr, crochet, museum glass, Plexiglas, stainless steel. Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado. [Victoria Regias made in collaboration with Celina Hissa (designer) and artisans from the city of Fortaleza in Ceará, Brazil in 2013]. (Right) Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Book. 22 digital prints on Canson 330 gr. 875 x 655 mm. 2015. Edition: 3 + 1 p.a. Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado Foto: Ana Maria Tavares


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Book. 22 digital prints on Canson 330 gr. 875 x 655 mm. 2015. Edition: 3 + 1 p.a. Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Book. 22 digital prints on Canson 330 gr. 875 x 655 mm. 2015. Edition: 3 + 1 p.a. Digital modeling: Pedro Perez Machado Foto: Getty Archive


Deviating Utopias (from the Social Hieroglyphs Series). Vista parcial da Instalação. Video projeção, objetos e livro. Foto: Getty Archive