Tiago Carneiro da Cunha (1973) Banana, 2019
Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Banana, 2019

The exposure The stupidity of men, at the Bergamin & Gomide gallery, proposes an open reflection on the use of satire and stereotypes, as starting points for critical observations about entrenched social dynamics that need to be reassessed. It is part of a series of conversations by the curator Fernanda Brenner, director of the Pivô space, with the artist Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, The title of the exhibition is inspired by the work The stupidity of men, by José Antônio da Silva from São Paulo.

For Fernanda, in a presentation text, the exhibition suggests “a search shared by artists from different generations who (…) choose to inhabit the fine line between the comic, the tragic, the melancholic and the seductive when they propose to represent and discuss critically the visual codes that constitute an idea of ​​Brazilian cultural identity or, more broadly, of the region that is conventionally called Latin America in the globalized world and the so-called “international circuit of contemporary art””.

In the exhibition, the public can see works by artists from different periods, such as Adriano Costa, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Ana Prata, Artur Barrio, Cabelo, Cristiano Lenhardt, Glauco Rodrigues, Ivan Cardoso, Ismael Nery, Jac Leirner, Jarbas Lopes, José Antonio da Silva, Leda Catunda, Martin Kippenberger, Oswaldo Goeldi, Rogerio Reis, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Wilma Martins and Yuli Yamagata.

The Stupidity of Men (curated by Fernanda Brenner)
Bergamin & Gomide Gallery 
until July 20, 2019

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