Overview

Sharjah Art Foundation presents a large survey exhibition of works by the late Brazilian artist Antonio Dias (1944–2018). Bringing together the artist’s varied practice from the mid-1960s onwards, the exhibition features Dias’ early sculptural work, which draws on abstract geometry, as well as later works on canvas and paper. The exhibition also reflects on the political undertones of the artist’s practice through his minimalist pop artworks, which borrow elements from the structure of comics and the iconography of graffiti, and highlights his shift towards the more organic and humanistic following his trip to Nepal in the late 1990s. 

Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi.