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Ana AMORIM (BR)
Ana AMORIM (BR)
NOMBRE
Ana Amorin (1956)
PAÍS DE ORIGEN
Sao Paulo, Brasil

WEB / RRSS

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BIO

Ana Amorim was born in 1956 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some acceptability as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate during the following decade.

“I call my living art. Since 1988, I record mental maps of my daily walks as evidence of me being alive. Evidence-gathering routines are inseparable from my life and I will continue to do so indefinitely.

I understand art as a succession of mental and emotional experiences that originate in the relationships that I establish in my daily life. Everything that constitutes my existence is my raw material and the world is my exhibition space.

This art-life framework led to conceptual questions on how art must be treated, reflecting on the locus of art and how an art space can be transformed into an art place.”

SIMPLIFIED MAP, 2005

These maps were registered every night in smaller segments on aged cardboard shipping labels.
During May 2005, I participated in the Agrarian Reform march in Brazil and for three weeks these maps are also the maps of fifteen thousand people.


365 pieces, ballpoint pen on beige aged cardboard shipping labels (16x7.8cm each).

REFERENCIAS

Ana Amorim. Ser archivo. Álvaro de Los Ángeles, 2019

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NÚCLEOS TEMÁTICOS

Mapas y mujeres artistas

Ana Amorin  183 maps, cut out black EVA
Mapa simplificado, 2005
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