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Physical Art Geographical Mutations Vertical Frontier (Yaripo), 1969/1998 - 2015
Photo: Edouard Fraipont

The artist proposed to remove approximately 1 cm of earth from the very top of Pico da Neblina, the highest point in Brazil's territory, replacing it with a larger piece, of kimberlite - a volcanic rock that may contain diamonds. More than 45 years after the action was proposed, it was shown by Edouard Fraipont on the occasion of the 34th Panorama of Brazilian Art at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo.