Vermelho opens this Saturday (14/5), in São Paulo, two solo shows: Argentine Nicolás Robbio (Mar del Plata, 1975) presents where the eye fits, her ninth exhibition at the gallery; and Chiara Banfi (São Paulo, 1979) inaugurates Take 3, his seventh single in the house. both stay in theaters until June 11th and mark the 20th anniversary of the São Paulo gallery's activities, to be celebrated on May 17th.
Robbio will occupy rooms 1 and 2 and the entrance hall of Vermelho with a “work-occupation”, in which he proposes an exercise in subverting the paths of space. In a text for the exhibition, curator Clarisa Appendino asks: “Little caps, rubber bands, fancy pearls, confetti, pins, washers, benches, matches… ? While this is a valid question, the answer is obvious. So, what interests us is not only the origin of these objects, but their trajectory and the displacement that destined the small elements to suspend their daily craft to notice an accidental stain of varnish”.
Represented by Vermelho since the creation of the gallery, the Argentinian artist lives and works between São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He is a graduate of the Escuela Superior de Artes Visuales Martin A. Malharro (1999). In addition to solo exhibitions at the São Paulo gallery, Robbio held exhibitions such as phantom testicle (Sivori Museum, Buenos Aires, 2019); resistance exercises (La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2017); Expanded Plan: questions when drawing a line (SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, 2016), Observations of a syncopated reality (City Museum, Lisbon, 2015) and Every Body Knows (Galerie Invaliden, Berlin, 2013), among others.
In room 3, Chiara Banfi brings two developments from her research on sound, materiality and existing symbologies in instruments, musical scores and LPs. In Elza (2012-2022), vinyl records pressed with vinyl waste and colored polymers create 100 unique painting-discs, with an unreleased recording of Elza Soares singing Brazilian watercolor, by Ary Barroso. In 2012, Elza recorded three takes of the song for the album Sonzeira – Brazil Bam Bam Bam. The recording that Banfi presented is “take 3”, then considered too visceral and emotional by the producers for the project. The recordings that integrate Elza and Cases can be heard by the visitor in room 3 of Vermelho. Already in Cases (2022), the artist created cases especially to frame LPs that bring the sounds of fire and rivers, on each side.
Chiara lives and works in Rio. Graduated in Fine Arts at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP), in São Paulo, in 2003, the artist has already held, in addition to individual shows at Vermelho, shows such as place to be (GaleryRio, Nantes, France, 2010) and firehouse (De Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands, 2005). He has also participated in group shows at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Aichi, Japan, 2008), at Instituto Itaú Cultural (São Paulo, 2008), at Fondation Cartier (Paris, France, 2005) and at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego). , USA), among other national and international institutions.
Nicolas Robbio – where the eye fits
Chiara Banfi – Take 3
Galeria Vermelho: R. Minas Gerais, 350, Sao Paulo (SP)
Visitation: May 14rd to June 11nd, 2022
Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 19 pm, and on Saturdays from 11 am to 17 pm