Exhibition ""Refoundation"

Sat02setAll daysun28JanuaryExhibition ""Refoundation"With works by more than 100 artists, the exhibition proposes to discuss the historical, social and political foundations of the country, from the perspective of culture and artGallery Reoccupy, Rua Álvaro de Carvalho, 427 - 1st floor


Opening on September 2nd and symbolic activation on September 7th, REFOUNDATION will happen in Gallery Reoccupy, from Occupation 9th of July, bringing together around 130 works, including paintings, sculptures, interventions, installations, videos and objects by more than 100 artists from across the country.

Provoking reflection on other possible worlds, in the process of existing or being refounded, the group behind the exhibition REFUNDAÇÃO proposes new perspectives of relationships, in a review of the social and political ties that sustain our culture, through a curatorial collective which brings together representatives from different sectors of culture and art.

Among the artists participating in the exhibition, there are both more established and unknown names on the art circuit, along with new generations, as well as residents of Ocupação 9 de Julho and partners of the Gallery.

Some confirmed artists are Ernesto Neto, Leda Catunda, Helô Sanvoy, Juliana Notari, Paulo Nazareth, Lia Chaia, Retratistas do Morro, Lucia Koch, Marcel Diogo, Auá Mendes, Coletivo Coletores, Renata Felinto, Rodrigo Andrade, Virgínia Medeiros, Denilson Baniwa, Kerexu Martim and Preta Ferreira.

This new Reocupa project, whose interdisciplinary approach reflects the need to create other ways of thinking, relating and practicing art in the world, aims to affirm Ocupação 9 de Julho as an open and permeable cultural hub, which involves circulation spaces , inserted in a Park logic, with integrated cultural and urban planning actions.

The exhibition will be held in several spaces of Ocupação 9 de Julho – the former INSS building, which was abandoned for three decades, until it was occupied by the MSTC (Movimento Sem Teto do Centro) on different occasions from the 1990s onwards.

In addition to the Reocupa Gallery, located on the 1st floor of the building, the works will be in circulation spaces, in dialogue with the building's residents and with the dynamics that made Ocupação 9 de Julho a place open to society.

For MSTC, the exhibition contributes to the consolidation of a model project, which aims for recognition, in an unprecedented way, as an Urban Cultural Quilombo.

It is also worth noting that most of the works will be for sale, with the purpose of raising funds for the exhibition and Gallery operations, for the maintenance of the building and MSTC projects and for the assistance of all artists participating in the exhibition.
About the curatorial concept

REFUNDAÇÃO was conceived and organized by a team of artists, curators and producers who volunteered since the beginning of the year to discuss hundreds of possible participating artists, in a process of formulating the bases of the exhibition. They state that “the moment that crosses us, so marked by the disintegration of the social fabric, demands that we work collectively. Thus, the idea is to review our narrated history in view of new infidelities, conjurations and revisitations of territories of power, envisioning a possible cultural refoundation.” The exhibition reverberates the urgent thought of reviewing existing marks and political cracks in our historical narrative. “It is time to recognize the administrative territories that centralized decisions on behalf of a few people.

It is necessary to identify power relations that have made hegemonic thinking permeated with partial truths”, comment the curators and managers of the exhibition.

Exhibitions | Refoundation
From September 2, 2023 to January 28, 2024
Monday to Friday, 10:19 am to 10:17 pm, Saturday, XNUMX:XNUMX am to XNUMX:XNUMX pm


September 2 (Saturday) - January 28 (Sunday)


Gallery Reoccupy

Rua Álvaro de Carvalho, 427 - 1st floor