Fernanda Gomes

Latitude: 41.157181
Longitude: -8.658317

Fernanda Gomes
Sem título [Untitled], 2008−09
Nylon thread
c. 437 m2
Coll. Fundação de Serralves — Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto


The work of Fernanda Gomes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1960) comes out of the Brazilian history of neo-concretism and a history of Brazilian art in general, which has privileged the overlooked, the discarded, and the provisional.

Sem título uses trees as the support for a net made of thread. Its purpose is to offer visitors the perfect spot to rest in the shade as well as an ideal place from which to quietly observe the surrounding area. The artist worked in four stages corresponding to the seasons and the relative state of the trees in order to create a relationship with the surrounding nature. The resultant net-like structure merges almost completely with the landscape as if it had always been there, yet it is resistant enough for visitors to lie. In doing so, the artist has created the conditions for us to relate to our surroundings in a novel way, and to become aware of shapes, sounds and smells that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Sem título was conceived in 2007 specifically for this location, and was installed in Serralves Park in 2009.


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