March 27 – 30, 2014
Preview 12 – 3
Vernissage 6 – 9
Friday & Saturday
12 – 7
11 – 7
In late 1942, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean Arp fled Nazi-occupied France for Zurich where they were guests at Max Bill’s home. On January 13, 1943, following a late night of work, Taeuber was found dead. She had died in her sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a defective stove. Her tragic death spared her from seeing the horrors that continued until the end of the war and it also sealed her work in a time capsule, one that was at once incomplete and innocent.
Suspended, Edgar Olaineta’s solo project at Miart 2014, will consist of works that are inspired by Taeuber-Arp’s works, interests, and avant-garde spirit.
Born in Mexico City in 1972, Edgar Orlaineta received an MFA from Pratt Institute, New York (2004) and a BFA from Escuela Nacional de Pintura y Grabado, Mexico City (1998). He has had solo exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; LAXART, Los Angeles; Casa Estudio Luis Barragan, Mexico City; Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; El Chopo, Mexico City; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles and Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York. Orlaineta had a solo exhibition with Steve Turner at Zona Maco, Mexico City (2014) for which he received the $40,000 Premio Tequila 1800 Purchase Prize. He will have a solo exhibition at Steve Turner, Los Angeles later this year.