antonio dias: ta tze bao -- exhibition view -- galeria nara roesler | new york, 2019 -- photo © pierce harrison

Press Release

Galeria Nara Roesler | New York is pleased to present for the first time in the United States, Antonio Dias’ seminal work, Ta Tze Bao (1972). From a series addressing Watergate, the fourteen-part installation takes its title from the “big character posters” which covered public spaces in China with slogans, denunciations, and satire during the concurrent Cultural Revolution. In Ta Tze Bao, the artist appropriates the form as a lens to examine media and politics in the West. The work was shown in September 2018 at Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo for the first time in 33 years, as part of what became a memorial exhibition just weeks after Dias’ untimely death in August. This will be the artist’s fifth solo presentation with the Gallery, and first at its New York location.

 

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