third Frestas - Arts Triennale: RIO IS A SERPENT
"Entities", Jaider Esbell. Photo: Matheus Jose Maria

*By Coil Lopes and Julia Garcia

“The river is a snake because it hides and camouflages itself, and between the unpredictable and the mystery, it creates strategies for its own movement.” This summarizes the curatorial text of the third Frestas – Trienal de Artes, which, starting from a decolonial cosmovision, focused on the dialogues of its process and now takes them to Sesc Sorocaba in a final exhibition, which continues the reflections found along the way. Curated by Beatriz Lemos, Diane Lima and Thiago de Paula Souza and curatorial assistance by Camila Fontenele, the edition received the title the river is a serpent and featured an extensive program, including a curatorial tour of the North and Northeast of the country, a teacher training program, study programs with artists, an expography course, mentoring and an educational publication (Learn more about the projects by clicking here).

53 artists and collectives of different nationalities participate in the show. are names
from Brazil, South Africa, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, United States, France, Holland, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic and Switzerland that exhibit works in the most diverse media, from paintings to installations and performances. “This group of artists has to do with our research interest, the curatorship, in understanding what are the possible narratives within the field of contemporary art that exceed the linearity of a Western art history. So we are talking about a group of artists who are mostly black and black, dissidents, indigenous and who [when Brazilians] inhabit other geographies of the country other than those located on the Rio-São Paulo axis”, explains Diane Lima.

A arte!brasileiros visited the exhibition and spoke with the curator Diane Lima. Watch the video:

the river is a serpent, exhibition of the third Frestas – Trienal de Artes, is on display until January 30, 2022 and can be visited free of charge, upon advance scheduling. It is necessary to present proof of vaccination, the use of a mask throughout the visit and the temperature measurement of visitors at the entrance of the unit.

Read also the critique of Fabio Cypriano, by clicking here.

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