Zero Centavo, 1974-78 - Cildo Meireles

About the Work

About Zero Centavo

Featuring a fake Brazilian coin with the worthless denomination of zero, Zero Centavo is an artifact of a subversive process Cildo Meireles began in the 1970s of surreptitiously distributing empty currency as a way of criticizing his country's totalitarian ...Read More
Featuring a fake Brazilian coin with the worthless denomination of zero, Zero Centavo is an artifact of a subversive process Cildo Meireles began in the 1970s of surreptitiously distributing empty currency as a way of criticizing his country's totalitarian Brazilian regime while avoiding harsh censorship.
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About the Artist

About Cildo Meireles

A leading conceptual artist, Cildo Campos Meireles's practice is situated between the Brazilian Neo-concrete movement, which advocated greater sensuality and color in art and ...Read More
A leading conceptual artist, Cildo Campos Meireles's practice is situated between the Brazilian Neo-concrete movement, which advocated greater sensuality and color in art and a more conceptually based approach. The work utilizes a variety of media ranging from works on paper to large-scale installations, using materials as diverse as folded currency, cattle bones, coins, and communion wafers, shattered glass, hay and gold, aluminum mesh, and soccer balls. The works address issues ranging from political repression, economic inequality, and the impact of colonialism, treating the issues with a poetic beauty.

Meireles has been the recipient of such awards as the 2008 Velazquez Prize for Visual Arts and the 1999 Prince Clauss Award. His work has also received retrospective exhibitions in important institutions as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Tate Modern, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, and Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro. A dedicated pavilion at Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea holds some of Meireles's important works in the permanent collection.Read Less

Zero Centavo, 1974-78

Cildo Meireles

Sculpture
Size Price
0.60" x 0.60" $5,000
Unique Work
This artwork is one-of-a-kind.

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Description

Fake metal coin

Dimensions

This work has a diameter of .6".

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