Special Lecture
Beatriz Milhazes:
Living painting

Beatriz Milhazes is one of the best Brazilian artists in contemporary painting known for her large scale works and installations. She develops an innovative painting approach which brings fresh breath and vernacular energy by incorporating concepts of tropical forests, primitive music, and fashion together. Being a hybridity of collage and painting, her work invites the audience to investigate the variety of modernism with new sensations. In the lecture, she will talk about the unique stenciling technique and the course of making painting alive.

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 13:00 ~ 14:30
Venue: Lecture Room 2, Main Building, Department of Fine Art, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts

Beatriz Milhazes, Dancing, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 247 x 350 cm. Private collection.
Photo: Ambroise Tézenas.
Courtesy of Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain.


Beatriz Milhazes | the Artist

Born in 1960, Beatriz Milhazes has been called “Brazil’s most successful contemporary painter”, and very active in the LGTBQ+ community. She has worked in the Jardín Botanico neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro since attending the Parque Lage art school at the edge of the Tijuca forest. Milhazes has had solo and group exhibitions in museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, also, her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Banco Itaú, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Organized by Yuko Hasegawa Lab, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Faculty Room, Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
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