Berlinde de Bruyckere
Crossing a bridge on fire
Atravessar uma ponte em chamas (Crossing a bridge on fire), the title of Berlinde De Bruyckere’s temporary exhibition at Museu de Arte Contemporânea/CCB, is taken from a short story by Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño. A powerful image that suggests the risk of passing from one side to another, it is also symbolic of both the appeal and the terror of the other, of transformation and metamorphosis, and of the trauma that follows any process of migration.
Berlinde De Bruyckere has been developing work in the fields of sculpture, drawing, collage, and installation around the great themes of art: death, redemption, sex, pain and memory.
Inspired by the intermediary figure of the angel, this exhibition proposes a reflection on the relationship with the other, whether as transcendence, as the physicality of touch, or as personal projection. In the sequence of exhibition rooms, the artist explores these topics in works from different moments in her career, looking at their erotic power and ambiguity.
Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:30 pm)