detrital hell

What happens when you have an extra detrital U-Pb age in your total detrital grain count from all samples compared to the total count you made last semester? Go through 2000 U-Pb grains to find out where it came from.

Problem solved. All graphs/figures/text fixed. 3 hours later. No progress made on the work I wanted to get done today. EXHAUSTED. that was the mental game from hell.

Poetry and astrophysics in a triple exhibition

Camila Crivelenti is a young multimedia artist, who has just opened her first exhibition in a very peculiar spot. Her art is occupying Estúdio Lâmina, an underground art gallery located in downtown São Paulo.

“RAZOÁVEL MENTE”, entitles a serie of three exhibitions that mixes astrophysics elements with paint, vídeo, photo and poetry. The first one opened this Saturday.

“RAZOÁVEL MENTE – A Massa” exposes the weight through prints, revealing anguish, loneliness and repression in the breasts of naked women. By carving the wood, the artist invites you to reflect about detrition - the more the material is eroded, the lighter it is.

The exhibition closes on July 04th, with a chat with the artist.Don´t miss it:


Where: Estúdio Lâmina - Avenida São João, 108 - 4 Floor.

Subway stations: Anhangabaú or São Bento.

When: only Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - from 14h (2pm) to 16h (4pm)

Free entrance.

Until July 04th 

To see other works:

#InsiderTip: Estúdio Lâmina is a new underground art gallery, located at the 4th floor of an old building in downtown. It has a bar inside, but below it, at Sâo Joâo street, there is a traditional samba bar.Nice place for a cachaça and good music.

Ian Kiaer

Limp Oak

May 23, 2015 - August 2, 2015

Opening Saturday May 23, 12 to 6 pm

Lulu is proud to present the solo exhibition ‘Limp Oak’, by London-based artist Ian Kiaer. Incorporating the language of painting, sculpture, found-objects, and installation, Kiaer creates propositions which invite the viewer into the image and space of the work. He often draws upon and combines the reflections of specific, historical thinkers and idiosyncratic visionaries with fragile detrital materials to explore issues of scale, space and resistance through strategies of deflation, such as horizontality (supineness), incapacity and illness.

The title of this exhibition is taken from a commentary Kiaer came across on the work of the Austrian-Mexican painter Wolfgang Paalen (July 22, 1905 in Vienna, Austria – September 24, 1959 in Taxco, Mexico), in particular his participation in the surrealist exhibition of 1938 at the Galerie Beaux Arts, Paris. It speaks of the synthesis of seemingly contradictory notions that propose a critique of power by way of more weakened or compromised gestures. Paalen, who worked in Mexico and published the theoretical journal Dyn (1942-1944), was known for his unique motifs such as the horizontal totem and other more indeterminate forms developed from his method of fumage. For his exhibition at Lulu, Kiaer will create a group of works that respond to Paalen’s implied concerns with horizontality, impotence and inert attitudes to production.

Ian Kiaer (b. London, 1971) lives and works in London. A selection of solo exhibitions have been presented at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2014; Centre International d’art et du Paysage, Vassivière, 2013; Aspen Art Museum, 2012; Kunstverein Munich, 2010. He has also exhibited at the Venice Biennale (50th); Istanbul Biennale (10th); Berlin Biennale (4th); Lyon Bienniale (10th); and Manifesta 3, Ljubljana. In addition to his exhibition at Lulu, forthcoming 2015 projects include ‘The Story of the Stone’, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands. He is represented by Alison Jacques Gallery, London and Marcelle Alix, Paris.