We selected 33 international artists and designers and posed them the question: what does XXL mean to you? Our curatorial vision ensured this prestigious museum’s first foray into the field of contemporary art and design was a resounding success, reaching new audiences and breaking attendance records.
The resulting show of over 80 works was the most successful at the Oscar Niemeyer Museum since its opening in 2003 – the run extended twice by popular demand.
Viewers were guided through a boldly conceptual showcase. From a range of backgrounds, styles and unique practices, artists were risk-taking in their approach and large-scale in their execution, whether in concept, medium or aesthetic. Exploding boundaries, the exhibition was a celebration of fearless new talent in the art world.
Teis Albers (Netherlands), Kirsty Allison (UK), Niels Alpert (US), Ranko Andjelic (UK), Craig Atkinson (UK), Dani Bembibre (Spain), Tweak (UK), Dominik Bulka (Poland), Marie Brianso (France), Alexander Egger (Austria), Ellen van Engelen (Belgium), Garance Doré (France), Matt Furie (US), Bang (Lithuania), Yuval Hen (UK), Ordinarymary (Denmark), Kako (Brazil), Bruna Kazinoti (Croatia), Thomas Keeley (US), Kevin Kingston (UK), PCP (Japan), Michael Mann (Germany), Ryan McClelland (UK), Motomichi (US), Toby Neilan (UK), Karolina Novak (Australia), Linn Olofsdotter (US), Flavio B de Paula (Brazil), Madleen Pförtner (Germany), Madoka Sakamoto (Japan), Philip Ullrich (Germany), Cityabyss (UK), Fiodor Sumkin (Netherlands), Eric Sin (US).