"Henrique Oliveira" curated by Marc Bembekoff
The Palais De Tokyo’s in-house curator Marc Bembekoff has teamed up with Henrique Oliveira to create a true showstopper with a very Brazilian twist on modernism. Oliveira has occupied his gallery with a clean white grid of huge interlocking beams. They seem a natural extension of white cube architecture, the mathematical order of which would have made Le Corbusier proud. At its center though bark erupts from the painted skin of the structure’s orderly pillars, as they twist into a knot resembling rainforest roots or a human organ. Indeed it’s this tangle of wood that seems the “heart” of installation – or perhaps the art space itself.