Maresias (solo show)
Turner Contemporary, Margate
27 May – 10 September 2023
Turner Contemporary will present Maresias, a survey of the work of Beatriz Milhazes, widely recognised as one of the leading abstract artists working today. Her first UK solo institutional exhibition in over two decades, Maresias will feature 20 key paintings and 5 works on paper from 1989 to more recent years. While tracing the evolution of Milhazes’ artistic approach over the past four decades, the exhibition will highlight nature as an enduring and increasingly important theme in her work. This is echoed in the exhibition’s title, which refers to the salty ocean breeze that is part of Milhazes’ everyday life in the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro. Encouraging us to reflect on our own relationship with the environment, the exhibition also speaks to Turner Contemporary’s unique coastal location and the new strand of the gallery’s programme dedicated to contemporary ecological issues. A major new installation commissioned for the Sunley Gallery Window will also be unveiled.
Yellow Flower Dream (permanent installation)
New artwork unveiled at Inujima "Art House Project"
Yellow Flower Dream, a work by Beatriz Milhazes has opened in Japan on November 1st, 2018, at Inujima Island for the "Art House Project - A-Art House”, and also will be joining Setouchi Triennale 2019 starting from April 26th, 2019.
Based on the artist's perception of the architecture of A-Art House as a "sculpture uniting the surrounding community and nature", this work represents, through the use of colors overflowing with energy, a virtual landscape depicting the vitality of the geometry and daily life unfolding in Inujima's nature.
Inujima Art House Project was launched with the objective of inspiring the local community of Inujima, allowing them to experience the beautiful landscapes of everyday life and the familiar natural environments that extend beyond the artworks. This project was developed by artistic director Yuko Hasegawa and architect Kazuyo Sejima for the village on Inujima.
The Inujima “Art House Project” is a part of art-related activities, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, conducted by Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Fukutake Foundation on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima to create significant spaces in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea region.
Benesse Art Site Naoshima