The work of the Brazilian artist Valeska Soares, who has lived in New York City since 1992, is constructed between the subjectivity of memory and the strictest formality of sculpture. Countless categories of objects found and brought together over the years can be a part of her installations (wooden boxes, stools and chairs, sweet wrappers), but they may also include formally sculpted objects, often with great rigour, in a permanent flirtation with beauty and narcissism, as takes place in the several installations in which she uses mirrors and in which the spectator is reflected.
Valeska Soares’s installations are situations, proposals for wanderings by the spectator in which the domestic character of the objects is raised as a monument, due both to the scale of the repetition, and for the way that, when together, they possess an echo of grandiosity that makes them come out of the subjective scale to move into the epic dimension.
Between the little memory and great recollection, between the fragility of the indication and the monumentality of the scale, Valeska Soares touches a nerve in the gash that beats in the limbo between the banality of everyday life and the exceptional nature of art.

Delfim Sardo


  • Title: Les Tournants
  • Creator: Valeska Soares
  • Date Created: 2000
  • Location: Lisbon
  • Physical Dimensions: 3 (44 x 55 x 55 cm)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: © Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos - Culturgest
  • Medium: Ceramics and steel cable
  • Photographer: © Blues Photography Studio
  • Inventory: 534018

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