Artur Barrio

Year and place of birth: 1945, Porto, Portugal Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Artur Barrio is a key figure in contemporary art and occupies a central position in recent Brazilian art history. He takes a strong stand against the artwork as an object in favour of the importance of experience, reality and the moment. His practice is linked to Situationism and Fluxus. Barrio’s oeuvre consists of temporary, intuitive and immersive installations that appeal to several of our senses at the same time. The artist uses perishable and everyday materials such as coffee, bread and wine in his work. Text also plays a prominent role in Barrio’s oeuvre.

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