A Gentil Carioca, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, Mendes Wood DM, Bergamin & Gomide and Galeria Luisa Strina are the Brazilian galleries participating in the online edition of Art Basel, which takes place from the 19th to the 26th of June. The international fair, which would take place in Switzerland, had to adapt its in-person form to the web due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will be held in the viewing rooms created by the organization to enable the virtual visit and sale of the works.
Along with the five houses mentioned above, a total of 282 galleries will participate, which will present a total of four thousand works. The integration of Brazilian galleries takes place through the Latitude Project, a partnership of ABACT (Brazilian Association of Contemporary Art) and Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).
Check below a little of what each Brazilian gallery prepared for the event:
The Gentle Carioca
Triangular shapes, trinities and triads predominate in the design Ode to the Triangle presented by artist Vivian Caccuri together with A Gentil Carioca. The work results in a coexistence of contrasting subjects and also brings historical and geopolitical facts.
Forts D'Aloia & Gabriel
With works produced during the quarantine, at his home, Ernesto Neto is among the artists presented by the gallery. The artist brings works that create spaces that allow physical interaction and sensory experiences, using crochet again.
DM Mendes Wood
The exposure Organic Structures brings a selection of works by the artists Antonio Obá, Paulo Nazareth, Sonia Gomes, Patricia Leite and Marina Perez Simão, among others.
Bergamin & Gomide
The gallery participates in Art Basel Online with an unprecedented exhibition created especially for the fair. The project An Imaginary Booth brings works that convey organicity – through materials such as wood, leather, canvas and jute, widely used by Brazilian indigenous people – and awaken the collective memory by dialoguing with our ancestors. Among the artists participating in the exhibition are Abraham Palatnik, Alexander Calder, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Amélia Toledo, Artur Barrio, Celso Renato, José Leonilson, José Resende, Lygia Clark, Mira Schendel, among others.
Luisa Strina Gallery
The gallery's stand features works by artists such as Lygia Pape, with the work Relief, from the series Front Group (1954/1956); Pedro Reyes, with a jadeite edition of his Metato chair; and Renata Lucas, with the work Smash. The works of Anna Maria Maiolino; Jorge Macchi; Leonor Antunes, among others.