New headquarters for Galeria Jaqueline Martins in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Disclosure.
New headquarters for Galeria Jaqueline Martins in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Disclosure.

Galeria Jaqueline Martins, in partnership with Yuri Oliveira, will open its first physical space outside Brazil. Its branch will be based in Brussels, Belgium, chosen for its strong tradition in conceptual practices, whose stimulus is one of the main guidelines of the gallery. The plan for internationalization is nothing new, however, given that the gallery already participates in the main fairs of the art market, such as the New York and London editions of Frieze, Art Basel and Arco Madrid.

Since its opening in 2011, Jaqueline Martins has been developing a research program around the artistic productions carried out during the period of the dictatorship in Brazil, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Thus, Brussels opens its doors with an exhibition of Hudinilson Jr.. Recognized for his xerography technique, the Brazilian artist was one of the leading artists of his generation, not only for his production that influenced the Brazilian art scene between the 1970s and 2000s, but for his active role in collectives and experimental exhibitions.

Future plans for Brussels also include a solo show by artist Ana Mazzei, due at the end of January 2021, and an exhibition by Lydia Okumura, starting in April next year. For the first one, collaborations with theater, music and dance artists are planned, with performances and happenings happening silently and revealing themselves in the photographic documentation of the exhibition. Okumura's show begins with paintings from the 1980s and installations from the 1970s; starting in May, the exhibition will be reconfigured to dialogue with modernist photographers.

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