SP ARTE 2015 and Lenora de Barros “volume morto” Installation

April 9 — April 12, 2015



Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo
[Biennial Pavilion]
Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3
São Paulo, Brazil


Artist Lenora de Barros will have her
most recent installation, “volume morto,” presented by Ricardo Ortiz Kugelmas, Broadway 1602 Gallery and Galeria Millan, open on April 11th, 2015 at 13H – 23H.
It will be held at Avenida São Valério,
426, Cidade Jardim, São Paulo, Brazil.

In the heart of  São Paulo, Lenora de Barros installed
her sensational site-specific piece “volume morto” in Ricardo Kugelmas’ modernist house, built in 1962.
The sound installation, which takes place in the pool,
is based on Lenora’s 20 year long project “Ping Poema”, and draws on the water drought in the Brazil’s metropolis.

The sound of the ping pong balls sparsely dropping down from a water container onto the tiles of the
empty pool is transported from the pool into the
domicile’s famous library of Ricardo’s grandfather.

“Volume morto” (the term used when the water level in a water reservoir goes below critical) is one of the most acute and spectacular pieces Lenora has realized in her career.