A Brazil-Bound American Art Star

December 16, 2014 7:16 PM

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WHILE AT ART Basel Miami Beach, a week ago, I found myself encouraging people to join me on my annual April pilgrimage to Inhotim -- the legendary art park created by Bernardo Paz, in the remote Brazilian town of Brumadinho -- followed by a visit to São Paulo's SP-Arte art fair. More than four times the size of New York's Central Park, Inhotim is filled with tropical botanical wonder and more than 40 art-filled buildings, many devoted to a single artist. And each year seems to bring a new pavilion's opening.

These pavilion projects take years to develop. Right now, in Chelsea you can see an Inhotim pavilion in utero. Like a minimalist Nautilus shell, R. H. Quaytman's current exhibition O Tópico, Chapter 27 at Barbara Gladstone's 21st Street space is stunningly conceived as a permanent outdoor pavilion f...

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