Globos, 2003

Photo: Eduardo Ortega / Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, 2003

Vinyl paint, adhesive tape on 240 balls
Dimensions variable

In Globos, Rivane Neuenschwander installs 250 spheres in different sizes and various materials to represent the world's countries. The artist removed all logos and printing with adhesive tape and paint, thereby evoking associations between the spheres and the national flag of a country. The visitors can manipulate the spheres and reinvent the cartography of the world at their whim, which also occurs through the random movement of the balls spread on the floor.

*1967 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil | Living and working in London, United Kingdom and Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Rivane Neuenschwander (born 1967) is a Brazilian artist. She is known for work that explores language, nature, geography, the passing of time and social interactions. At times her works are interactive, involving viewers in spontaneous and participatory actions. In her installations, films and photographs, Rivane Neuenschwander employs fragile unassuming materials to create aesthetic experiences, a process she describes as "ethereal materialism".

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