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Regina Silveira presents a site-specific work in Japan

Tags: Regina Silveira / Setouchi Triennale

Courtesy of Setouchi Triennale

The Japanese island of Ogijima, with 1.38 km2 and a population of about 180, is the setting for the latest site-specific work by Regina Silveira (Porto Alegre, 1939). Commissioned by the Setouchi Triennale 2016, the artist will transform the façade of the local gymnasium by painting a cross-stitch pattern depicting a blue sky. The new piece is a further development of a research that started in 2010, when she presented Tramazul at São Paulo’s MASP, and that has originated site-specific works and public interventions in cities like Curitiba (Brazil), and Puebla (Mexico). 


The Setouchi Triennale, started in 2010, follows the basic concept of “restoration of the sea”, and aims at revitalizing the local communities of 12 islands of the Seto Inland Sea and the Takamatsu and Uno areas by means of art. This edition of the event will be launched on March 18th, and can be visited during four exhibition periods, the last one ending on October 8th, 2016. For more information, please visit the triennial's website.