Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias
The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville
October 13-January 12, 2013
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville presented Ana Maria Tavares’ exhibitionDeviating Utopias. In her work, Tavares employs materials such as glass and steel to form structures occupying an area between design and fine art. An immersive video, Airshaft (to Piranesi), serves as the exhibition’s centerpiece and is accompanied by Nashville composer Brian Siskind’s “Niterói, water that hides.” This sonic collage melds mid-century/postwar orchestral vinyl, recontextualized into a dark, deep and teeming sound environment.