Beto Shwafaty

Tripartite Reunited

Cast aluminum, acrylic plate, tubular rubber structure, automotive paint, resin, printed-graphic image mounted in methacrylate. 2010-2013. Sculpture: 94 x 63 x 57 cm, wooden base : 60 x 60 x 90 cm, methacrylate : 80 x 80 cm.

This research-based project departs from comparisons between different manifestations of a mathematical object: the Moebius Strip. The functional migrations of this form through cultural discourses, places and historical narratives are merged in situations where aesthetics, economics and politics are always implicated. In the project, it is explored the relationships between processes of translation, migration and reception generated by the instrumentalization this form: starting from its materialization in the visual arts, and moving towards their use in productive and communicative spheres such as design, corporate identity and architectural language. The developments of this research in progress include: archival research, video projection, sculpture and graphic works.

Exhibited at:
Staedelschule’s Rundgang (Frankfurt, 2011)
Eternal Tour, Sesc Consolação (São Paulo, 2012)
P33_Formas Únicas de Continuidade no Espaço – 33o Panorama of Brazilian Art, MAM São Paulo (2013).

Bibliography:
• Marins de Oliveira, Mirtes. Serventias do Moderno, in: P33: Formas únicas da continuidade no espaço: Panorama da Arte Brasileira 2013 (pág.41-47, 144). Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, 2013.
• Caffoni, Paolo; Shwafaty, Beto. Through Folds and Twists, in: Blank Slate magazine, #1 – 2012, Frankfurt am Main. http://www.blankslate-magazine.com

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