Ok, Ok Let’s Talk

Ok, Ok Let’s Talk (about impossible dialogues) is a large-scale artwork created and produced to the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in Brazil and later displayed in the Spanish contemporary art museum Patio Herreriano; Gropius Bau – Berlin; Museu da Pampulha – Belo Horizonte; Fundação Iberê Camargo – Porto Alegre; Museum Oscar Niemeyer – Cutitiba and in the show Paralela São Paulo 2006.

Similar to A casa, Ok, Ok Let’s Talk uses pieces of domestic furniture, producing an installation-sculpture of marked formal rigor. Approximately fifty wood dining tables juxtaposed to each other create a rigorously formal geometric field. A few of them are slightly tipped producing unexpected breaks in the steady landscape before us. Two chairs emerge facing each other but also distant, squeezed in by the surrounding tables, asphyxiated for lack of room. Ok, Ok Let’s Talk also suggests an experiment on difficult, close to impossible family dialogue, calling to mind a certain unease caused by the day-to-day play of vague intentions, born of an oppressive domestic landscape that is at once affective and delicate.

Ivo Mesquita, curator of the exhibition at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo

Partial views of the installation; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006

Partial view of the installation; Patio-Herreriano, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español (Spanish Contemporary Art Museum), Valladolid, Spain, 2008

Angra dos Reis, RJ, Brazil – 2009; Private collection