The future of contemporary art has passed through Artissima. Confirming the fair’s ability to capture and convey the most innovative trends in advance, our Artissima The Forerunner column presents a selection of artists who took part in past editions of Artissima and are now showing work in some of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art institutions.
Today for Artissima The Forerunner we present: VIVIAN CACCURI
► on view at ICA Miami, with the show Mosquito Shrine II, (2020) open until 2 May 2021.
Find out more: Mosquito Shrine II, (2020)
A large embroidery on netting, Vivian Caccuri’s Mosquito Shrine II (2020) tells the story of the arrival of European colonists to the “New World” through the lens of the mosquito. The allegory features the insect as a deranged paramilitary force, alluding to the power of tropical nature and the disaster of man-made structures—poorly planned artificial dams, sugar plantations, slavery—that have made mosquitos both ubiquitous and deadly.
Photo cover credits: Vivian Caccuri Mosquito Shrine II, 2020
► participant at Artissima 2018, in the PRESENT FUTURE section, with the gallery A GENTIL CARIOCA
Learn more about the artist in the words of CLOÉ PERRONE, curator of the section PRESENT FUTURE of Artissima in 2017:
“Vivian Caccuri uses sound as a vehicle to cross experiments in sensory perception with issues related to history and social conditioning. Through objects, installations and performances, her pieces create situations that disorient everyday experience and, by extension, disrupt meanings and narratives seemingly as ingrained as the common cognitive structure itself. In her Artissima presentation, Caccuri explores erotism, faith, musicality and the symbology of nature in large and midsize wall works and a sculpture. Her ‘reverse tapestry’ works and her sculptures all start from the geometry of street sound systems and incorporate embroidery, stones, and other elements, seeking to freeze Brazilian popular designs into a possibility of a sacral celebration of music and freedom”.
Credits cover photo: Vivian Caccuri Mosquito Shrine II, 2020