Seventh edition of the Arte Atual program presents an exhibition at Tomie Ohtake, Bruno Dunley launches his first book at the Nara Roesler gallery in São Paulo and Rio, and Nelson Leirner opens a new solo show at Silvia Cintra + Box 4. In Bahia, Antônio Dias wins exhibition at Paulo Darzé Galeria. Check out the full schedule below:


Juliana Cerqueira Leite, 'H1' (detail), 2017

Current Art: Fracture, collective at Tomie Ohtake, until 6/5.

In this seventh edition of the program, which is sponsored by Recovery, from
works by Adriano Costa, Arjan Martins and Juliana Cerqueira Leite, the curators propose
questioning the urgencies of the present time and its attachment to its own disposability. "In
a time that resists planning its future or knowing its past, perhaps it is the
moment to question the fleetingness of what spreads around: what if nothing – none
product, no body, no story – is treated as disposable? ”, analyzes Paul

Bruno Dunley, Untitled, 2014

Bruno Dunley, book launch at Galeria Nara Roesler, in São Paulo and Rio, on 20/3 and 22/3, respectively.

The book presents for the first time a selection of emblematic works in the context of the artist's production, with around 100 works from the last ten years. An audacious book from an editorial point of view, composed of double pages, the graphic project is surprising for the creation of hidden spaces that propose new spatial relationships for the viewer-reader, who is free to establish associations between the images.

Nelson Leirner, Tape Measure, 2017

Nelson Leirner: The New Industrial Revolution, solo show at Silvia Cintra + Box 4, in Rio de Janeiro, opening on 17/3.

Curated by Lilia Schwarcz, the exhibition will present to the public nine tapestries that were produced manually, reproducing the artist's designs, by a group of weavers during the last year.

The “new revolution” proposed by Leirner is actually a step back in time, when the world was not dominated by the machines of the industrial revolution, nor by the technology that has recently flooded our lives, even changing the way we relate to time.

Antônio Dias, 'Untitled', 2016

Antonio Dias: Cruz Credo, solo show at Paulo Darzé Galeria, in Salvador, until 20/4.

The exhibition contains 16 works by Antonio Dias, an artist who has profoundly marked Brazilian art since the 60s with an exemplary work in the use of the most varied forms and materials to create aesthetic ideas, through a very personal style in the purification of a plastic poetics. -visual, which made him one of the most important artists in international art today.



Tacita Dean, Rest, 2013

This Obscure Object of Desire, collective exhibition at Carpintaria (RJ) and Galeria (SP) by Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, simultaneous opening on 17/3.

This Obscure Object of Desire explores the intersections between abstraction, perception, desire and memory through the work of eight artists who share an interest in the morphology of desire: Miroslaw Balka, Tacita Dean, Iran do Espírito Santo, Félix González-Torres, Douglas Gordon, Roni Horn, Rivane Neuenschwander , Wolfgang Tillmans.

Myriam Glatt, Lux Series, 2017.

Myriam Glatt: discards, solo show at Centro Cultural dos Correios de São Paulo, opening on 22/3.

The exposure discards is the first solo show by the artist Myriam Glatt in São Paulo. The show brings together a set of works produced from materials collected in rubble – mainly cardboard – which are appropriated by the artist and reused as support for the works. From painting and collage, Myriam creates visually powerful installations, designed especially for the exhibition space, which touch on themes such as ecology, consumption, architecture and appropriation in contemporary art.


Jean-François Rauzier, Selarón Staircase, 2014.

Jean-François Rauzier: Hiperfoto-Brazil, solo show at Centro Cultural São Paulo, until 6/5.

Curated by Marc Pottier and idealized by Bertrand Dussauge, the project arrives in São Paulo after having visited the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Salvador. The São Paulo edition will present around 100 works to the public, including hyperphotos and hypervideos – some of them still unpublished, recreations of a series of spaces in the city. The exhibition is part of an initiative that the artist has been developing in several metropolises around the globe since 2002, when he began to develop his first hyperphotos.

Gabriel Bonfim, 'Maria da Pena and Luiza Brunet'

Gabriel Bonfim: M, individual at Palácio dos Correios de São Paulo, until 20/4.

The exhibition of Gabriel Bonfim's works takes place in São Paulo, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro. There are color photographs – 9 in São Paulo and 7 in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba – in addition to an artistic video installation with 11 canvases, in which Gabriel Bonfim portrays apparently common scenes in the lives of Brazilian women. In the recording of the transsexual on the Selarón staircase, in Rio de Janeiro, or of the Ialorixá in the church of Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, in Salvador, the images reveal stories that lead the viewer to perceive some of the difficulties faced by these women.



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