Tunga, Lezart, 1989-2012

The Santander Art Gallery will host the exhibition Visiones de la tierra/El mundo planeado, the first exhibition to showcase artworks belonging to the Brazilian collector, Luís Paulo Montenegro

Luís Paulo Montenegro began his collection in 1999, when he bought his first piece, La Índia Carajá by Cândido Portinari, at an auction. Today, he owns one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in Brazil.

Rodrigo Moura, former Director of Art and Cultural Programmes at the Inhotim Institute, is the commissioner for this exhibition and has selected over 200 pieces that showcase the artistic tastes of the collector. Montenegro began with an interest in Brazilian modernism, then Latin American art and Brazilian and international concretism before, ultimately, concentrating on contemporary art.

The exhibition will display a selection of 218 pieces reflecting various artistic disciplines, in which painting is specifically represented. Among the 107 selected artists, important names in Brazilian modern art are highlighted, such as Alfredo Volpi, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Wilfredo Lam, Hélio Oiticica, Cildo Meireles, Tunga, and Ernesto Neto; however renowned international artists, such as Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol or Willem de Kooning are also represented.