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Valeska Soares, Stop Motion, 2012, installation view, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel (2012)

Valeska Soares is giving a lecture at the Phoenix Art Museum in connection with her Mid-Career Retrospective titled Any Moment Now.

On March 24, Phoenix Art Museum will present a mid-career retrospective exhibition of Brazilian artist Valeska Soares, entitled Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now. Exploring themes of memory, time, and the sensorial, Valeska Soares reconfigures the esthetic of minimalism into interactive installations and sensory experiences. Her work demonstrates a fascination with space and time, as well as what occurs beyond their perceived limits. Directly engaging visitors’ subjectivities, she emphasizes personal experience and also universal knowledge, and explores how each of these affects the other. Assemblages of book pages, covers, and bindings weave meanings between different texts that viewers connect by association. Soares also renders experiential qualities in her work through suspended mirrors, perishing flowers, and vessels of perfume and liquor that slowly evaporate over the course of the exhibition, inviting visitors’ active engagement.

Any Moment Now: Exhibition Talk
Phoneix Museum of Art 
1625 N Central Avenue 
Phoenix, AZ 85004