Perspectives: Lais Myrrha

Join us for this FREE talk with Brazilian artist Lais Myrrha who will discuss her work Infinite Column, currently on view in our Film & Video Gallery.

Lais Myrrha (Belo Horizonte, 1974) addresses the failures of Brazil’s mid-century modernist project through a critique of architecture and its primary materials. Her video “Infinite Column”
(2011) features cement bags being continuously stacked in a single, increasingly unstable column. Titled after an iconic monument by Constantine Brancusi, Myrrha’s video questions the role of monuments and their role in official state narratives. The hard-edge geometric pattern that emerges from the accumulated sacks of concrete also invites an ironic reading of the utopian aspirations of concrete art in Brazil.

This event will take place in our Dell Classroom, located across the plaza from the museum in our Smith Building.

Lais Myrrha: “Infinite Column” is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art.  Support is provided by the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation.

Museum admission is always free on Thursdays.

The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Blanton/Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the front desk of the museum.