For the Brasilea Foundation in Basel, Brazilian artist Marcelo Jácome created a huge installation consisting of 1250 individual kites. The visitor can interact with this large sculpture by surrounding and walking beneath it. Furthermore, an installation on the outer facade of the exhibition cener is displayed as art in the public space. On the raised ground floor, Brasilea Foundation presents about 42 works on wood, as well as paperwork, collages and drawings. In the collection rooms on the upper floor, a thread construction made by Marcelo Jácome strecheds above a cabinet. In this room, the visitors can view video sequences and documentaries on the work of Marcelo Jácome.
Marcelo Jácome was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1980. He was nominated for the prestigious Brazilian Pipa Prize. Jácome had solo exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro, London and Geneva, his work is also presented in the Saatchi Collection.
Marcelo Jácome: Dimension of Colour / Brasilea Foundation, Basel. Exhibition walkthrough on the occasion of the Vernissage, and interviews with the director of the Brasilea Foundation, Daniel Faust (in German language, English subtitles) and Marcelo Jácome (in Portuguese anguage). September 14, 2017.
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