Exhibition "Angels with weapons"

Mon18Mar(Mar 18)10:00Sat11May(May 11)18:00Exhibition "Angels with weapons"With approximately 50 works by artists Sergio Camargo (1930-1990), Lygia Clark (1920-1988), Mira Schendel (1919-1988) and Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980)Pinakothek Rio de Janeiro, Rua São Clemente 300, Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro - RJ


Pinakotheke Cultural, in Rio de Janeiro, the exhibition will open to the public “Angels with guns”, presenting approximately 50 works of the artists Sergio Camargo (1930-1990), Lygia Clark (1920-1988), Schendel sight (1919-1988) and Helium Oiticica (1937-1980). The curation is Max Perlingeiro, director of Cultural Pinakotheke, with the collaboration of the artist Luciano Figueiredo.

The exhibition is a tribute to the British critic and curator Guy Brett(1942-2021), who played a decisive role in the internationalization of Brazilian art, by creating, together with the Filipino artist David Medalla(1942-2020), and other friends, the legendary gallery Signals, which from 1964 to 1966 exhibited works by these fundamental artists who are Lygia ClarkHelium Oiticica,Schendel sightSergio Camargo. Four works that were originally at Signals, will be on display at the Pinakotheke Cultural: "Bicho-Contrário II” (1961) “Modulated Space nº 4” (1958) and “Modulated space nº8” (1959) of Lygia Clark, and “Relief” (1964) of Sergio Camargo.

At the opening of “Angels with guns”, the critic, historian and art philosopher will be present Yve-Alain Bois (Constantine, Algeria, 1952), researcher at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, USA.

On that occasion, a double publication – the book about the exhibition, with texts from Guy Brett about artists, a text by the artist Luciano Figueiredo, and presentation of Max Perlingeiro, curator of the exhibition and director of Cultural Pinakotheke; is “Angels with Guns”, full text of Yve-Alain Bois originally written for MIT’s “October” magazine, in which he reflects on the thinking of Guy Brett and the Filipino artist David Medalla (1942-2020), who were at the forefront of Signals.

Other highlights of the exhibition are the BichosLygia Clark, in aluminum: crab animal (1960) and Contrary animal II (1961); the set of seven “Metaschemas”de Helium Oiticica, from 1957 to 1959; the set of six “Reliefs”de Sergio Camargo, among them the Relief nº 172 (Fenditura spazio orizzontal e lungo), from 1967; the six works in the series “Monotypes” of the 1960s Schendel sight, in addition to its “Artist’s notebook” (1966), or “London Diary“, in which the artist uses, “it seems, for the first time, the transferred letters (Letraset)”, stated Taisa Palhares, in the catalog for the exhibition “O Espaço infindável de Mira Schendel” (2015), at Galeria Frente.

Exhibition | Angels with weapons
From March 18th to May 11th
Monday to Friday, from 10am to 18pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 16pm.


March 18, 2024 10:00 - May 11, 2024 18:00(GMT-03:00)


Pinakothek Rio de Janeiro

Rua São Clemente 300, Botafogo – Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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