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Taxonomic Inventory is a work developed during the CASA B Artist-in-residence project, at the Museu Bispo do Rosário Arte Contemporânea (mBrac), held in April 2018, followed by the exhibition "Almofadinhas | Experiência B", curated by Diana Kolker and Ricardo Resende, where a symbolic dialogue was created between the production of the artist with that of Bispo do Rosário.
The work comes from the artist's big collection of toy soldiers and toy weapons, and has been thought in relation to Arthur Bispo do Rosário's "display windows". The work of Bishop of the Rosary consists, in general terms, of a large collection of objects that he gathered, woven, organized, classified, as a great archivist who collected pieces of the daily life to bring them to light in the kingdom of the heavens. Many of the objects he collected and organized created typological groups of daily life - which Bispo do Rosário called "display windows"1.
Here, weapons and soldiers are organized into "taxonomic charts," as in natural history and biology's collections. The basis for the "charts" are old doilies, also from the artist's personal collection. Taxonomy is the field of biology that defines the names and groups of all biological organisms, based on common characteristics, creating a hierarchical classification.