MAM SÃO PAULO LAUCHES A NEW WORK BY FREDERICO FILIPPI IN HIS SCULPTURE GARDEN
The ephemeral work entitled Cobra Grande will have the shape of a deforestation chain, a tool used in forest clearing in the Amazon territory, and will go around the Garden in front of the museums
From December 10th, the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo – MAM São Paulo – will present a new work in its Sculpture Garden, located in Ibirapuera Park. Signed by artist Frederico Filippi, the site specific Cobra Grande (2022) will be a temporary work, ephemeral in nature, given its composition, which makes it subject to everyday conditions. The initiative is part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the MAM Sculpture Garden, to be completed in 2023.
Born in São Carlos, in the interior of São Paulo, Filippi now lives and works in the capital of São Paulo, and in the last six years he has delved into issues of the boundary between the forest and the advancement of industry. Cobra Grande is a work that forms part of a series he has been developing on deforestation devices. “My artistic research began with the friction between matrices of different civilizations since the invasion of America and over time I became interested in this place that is in the middle of this continent, and which is a place of dispute, which produces a lot of greed”, he comments.