Between Construction and Appropriation, press conference at Sesc Pinheiros, until 03/6
Curated by João Bandeira, it presents the production of Antonio Dias, Geraldo de Barros and Rubens Gerchman, in the turbulent 1960s, in works that articulate the legacy of constructive art in the country and appropriate elements of the cultural industry and urban popular culture, highlighting aspects technical, aesthetic and their social implications. Click here and check out Maria Hirszman's review of the show.
Leon Ferrari: For a world without hell, individual at the Nara Roesler gallery in São Paulo, until 30/5
“Ferrari is not unanimous, he and his work have already beaten and beaten a lot, which made him a courageous witness to the destruction of the substance of human relationships. Over sixty years of art, he lived in the counterflow of the system being pushed to hell to emerge even stronger. Ferrari observes the world and transfigures it into texts/graphics that point to dimensions submerged in everyday life”, click to check the text cover of issue 42 of ARTE!Brasileiros, written by Leonor Amarante.
3M Art Show, registration for the public notice, until 30/5
In addition to receiving the financial investment for the execution of the project, which will be in the possession of the artist after the exhibition, the opportunity to have a work exhibited at the 3M Art Exhibition also consists of the artistic appreciation of the work belonging to an already established project that is carried out for eight years, and which has already presented renowned names of national and international artists, such as Guto Lacaz, Giselle Beiguelman, Paulo Bruscky, Nicola Constantino and Bill Viola.
Ismail Bahri: Instruments, individual at the Porto Seguro Cultural Space, until 22/7
Signed by Marie Bertran, independent curator, and by Marta Gili, director of the Jeu de Paume, in Paris, the exhibition brings together nine video installations by the visual artist, most of them presented at the Parisian contemporary art center between June and September 2017. In São Paulo, the show – the artist's first solo show in Latin America – is co-organized by Expomus Exposições, Museus, Projetos Culturais Ltda.
voids villages, press conference at Farol Santander, opening on 29/5
The Brazilian artists Rejane Cantoni and Leonardo Crescenti, will exhibit the work created exclusively for Farol Santander, TUBO, and the English artist Haroon Mirza, presents the installation /\/\/\/\/\/\ (read Aquarius), by first time to Brazil.
“We want to provide the public with new ways of interacting with art through unique and immersive experiences. And it was with this intention that we chose artists like Rejane, Leonardo and Haroon, for their ability to create artistic installations that provide multisensory experiments”, says Paola Sette, manager of Farol Santander.
André Parente: Kabulete. in Tonga from mironga, solo show at Jaqueline Martins gallery, opening on 26/5
Curated by Ricardo Resende, it presents a selection of 15 works, from the late 1970s to the present, in which André Parente shows an investigative coherence in his trajectory that borders on four decades, looking at issues of the visible, in what is seen and in the unseen, and what lies behind the flatness of the cinematographic image. The artist transits through drawing, photography, performance, video, film and installations.
Sergei Maksimishin: The Last Empire, solo show at Caixa Cultural, opening on 30/5
Sergei Maksimishin's work portrays the life of contemporary Russia, allowing the public to know the daily life of this country through a sensitive and objective. The 65 photographs that make up the exhibition “The Last Empire” present the sensitive and complex work of a photographer who portrays his country through a sharp, courageous and audacious look.
Paradox(s): Dialogues between the MAC USP and Paço das Artes collections, press conference at MAC-USP, opening on 26/5
The exhibition presents a possible dialogue between the institutions, with artists who designed the history of Paço das Artes and who are part of the MAC USP collection. As Priscila Arantes, artistic director and curator of Paço das Artes recalls, “because it does not have a collection of works of art, the Paço’s collection is made up of the docthe institution’s documentation and archive, reflecting the records of the exhibitions and cultural actions organized there”.
Jac Leirner: Addition, solo show at Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, opening on 26/5
The show includes sculptures with silk wrappers, an installation with marijuana cigarette butts and photographic sequences mounted on wood. Compulsion and consumption, accumulation and reorganization are recurring issues in Jac Leirner's work. She uses materials that are close to her daily life, mostly disposable or worthless. Thus, if in the past the artist used cigarettes, business cards, museum bags, cutlery and airplane blankets, here she uses the image and materials associated with the consumption of cocaine and marijuana.
Gilberto Salvador: Two Spherographies, solo show at the Emmathomas gallery, opening on 29/5
Inspired by the poems by the Spaniard Federico Garcia Lorca, twelve of the works that make up the exhibition are panels with fragments taken from the writer's poems. With effects caused by the launch of spheres covered in black paint, this unprecedented cut makes a dive andbetween two artistic languages: the human body and literature.