Solo Exhibition
24 August–5 November 2018

Major solo exhibition by Melvin Edwards opens in Brazil

Museum of Art São Paulo, Brazil

This solo exhibition brings together examples of Melvin Edwards' celebrated series 'Lynch Fragments' sculptural series. Inspired by the practices of modernists such as Julio González and David Smith, the series spans three distinct periods from the artist's life; the 1960s, during which work evolved in response to racial violence in the United States; the 1970s, in protest against the Vietnam War and from 1978 to the present, during which work for the artist became a vehicle to honour individuals, consider nostalgia and explore his interest in African culture and artefacts. Both the materials - metal objects such as hammers and chisels forged together - and the titles of individual works refer to hard physical labour and the history of brutality against the black body.

The exhibition is curated by Rodrigo Moura, assistant curator of Brazilian art at Museum of Art São Paulo.



Receive our newsletter

Receive information about exhibitions, artists and events.
We will process the personal data you have supplied in accordance with our privacy policy. You can unsubscribe or change your preferences at any time by clicking the link in any emails.

Your favourites

Create a list of works then send us an enquiry.
No items found
London New York