The artist Susie Freeman standing in the middle of a large circular piece with pills in the shapes of plants and flowers

OCA São Paulo

INVENTO – the revolutions that invented us was a large-scale, multidisciplinary, interactive and immersive exhibition which referenced the radical changes the world has seen in terms of important inventions. Located at OCA Museum, an architectural landmark created by Oscar Neimeyer in Ibirapuera Park, the exhibition revealed conceptual links between some of the most significant inventions and responses to them by contemporary artists.

“Pharmacopoeia responded to the invitation to participate in the São Paulo exhibition curated by Marcelo Dantas by creating WOWI – what once was imagined. Taking inspiration from global plant sources for medicine, we fashioned a circular artwork in the form of an indigenous Brazilian headdress. Measuring 10 metres in diameter it involved over 9,000 pills and packets reconfigured into a richly composed amalgam of plant life.” – Susie Freeman

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Photo: Marcelo Elídio

INVENTO exhibition lineup