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Text by Jens Hoffmann
, interview with Valeska Soares by Kelly Taxter.
published in November 2016
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
24,5 x 33 cm (hardcover)
208 pages (color ill.)
This first comprehensive monograph details over ten years of work by Brazilian, New York-based artist, Valeska Soares.
This profusely illustrated volume provides an immersion into the highly diverse practice of the artist. An essay by Jens Hoffmann
and a conversation between the artist and Kelly Taxter discuss her often challenging installations, wall works, and environments. Soares employs objects as metaphors, revealing an acute interest in the many ways the subjective perception of time
and the power of language
affect people's appreciation of things, change, process, span, movement—of the very experience of being alive.
The work of Brazilian
artist Valeska Soares (born 1957 in Belo Horizonte, lives and works in New York City) explores the often complex relationship between how we perceive, experience, and record time, and how this plays out in our collective / individual memory. Soares uses found and collected objects such as book pages and domestic items in her sculptures and installations re-casting their individual past identities and subverting their original use. Soares lends a sense of theatricality to a minimalist aesthetic language that includes elements of serialization and repetition within three-dimensional space.
Her work was included in the 2008 Bienal Internacional de São Paulo and has been exhibited extensively in South America, Central America, the United States, and Europe. Her work is included in the collections of CAC, Centro de Arte Contemporánea, Malaga, Spain, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MAC, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brazil, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY and Tate Modern, London, UK.