PART OF THE REMOTE OR VERTEBRATE UNRECOLLECTION
Sara Ramo (Madrid, 1975) exhibited at CA2M for the first time in the exhibition Sin heroísmos, por favor in 2012. She is now recognized as one of the key players in the art scene today, both here in Spain and also in Brazil, where she currently lives.
This metal dinosaur is “part” of a larger group of pieces made using elements from a 1970s children’s playground, in collaboration with Mamoan, the family-run company in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which continues making the same designs as it did decades ago. Exhibited for the first time at the 9th Mercosul Biennial in 2013, the complete group of sculptures is, as the curator Bernardo de Souza claimed, a symbolic cemetery of dinosaurs but also a manmade anthropocenic animalism. Two years later, it went on show again in the exhibition A mão negativa at the Parque Lage Visual Arts School in Rio de Janeiro, where the remainder of the group is still on view today.