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Cildo Meireles



Famed Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles, Museo del Barrio curator Deborah Cullen, and Galerie Lelong Vice President Mary Sabbatino join host Michael Rush for an unusual discussion about Meireles' new work, inspired in part by the KKK.

Cildo Meireles is one of Brazil's most important - and most political - of contemporary sculptors, whose work deals with suppression - of space and time as well as minds. He names his favorite artists as Marcel Duchamp, Piero Manzoni, Orson Welles and Yves Klein and says that visual art has to be for "people who have no eyes."
 

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Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.
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