Tamar Guimarães – The Florists from Beyond the Grave

12 March - 24 May, 2015

The exhibition opens 7 pm on Thursday the 12th of March

Tamar Guimarães works with film, sound and installations. Her productions are the results of a researchbased practice that focuses on history and how it is staged. Guimarães uses photographs, texts and documentation in order to ask questions about how history comes into being and how it can be understood and communicated. In the process, the boundary between reality and fiction becomes dislocated.

Characteristic for Guimarães’ works is that they explore how social relations can be expressed through specific cultural products, for instance, how social class, race and labour are revealed through architecture, religious
literature or dance.

The exhibition at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum is the first to present Guimarães to the Norwegian public, and it includes her most important works from 2007 to today. Tamar Guimarães was born in 1967 in Belo Horizonte,
Brazil. She currently lives and works in Copenhagen.