(São Paulo, Brazil)
As of 9th September, the public will be able to enjoy a show outside the traditional exhibition environment. “Made by…Feito por Brasileiros” brings works from over 100 artists in a historical place in the heart of São Paulo. For five weeks, a true creative invasion will occupy the pavilions, hallways and gardens of the old Umberto Primo Hospital, also known as Matarazzo Hospital, bringing back to life the creative energy in the old, poetic building complex.
For over two decades the 27,000 squared metres space, just a few blocks away from Avenida Paulista, had its life interrupted. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the hospital was the pride of the city, especially the Italian immigrants. Distant to the changes happening around it, gradually the hospital became almost invisible.
Visitors will have the unique opportunity of seeing an exhibition gathering the works of over a hundred artists from different nationalities, half of them from Brazil. Still carrying the marks of time and negligence, the old buildings will be occupied by the lively energy of contemporary art. Most artworks were specifically made for the Hospital and will have the ethereal existence of 35 days.
Important names in the contemporary art scene, like Adel Abdessemed, Moataz Nasr, Jean Michel Othoniel, Joana Vasconcelos, Francesca Woodman, Tony Oursler and Kenny Scharf will occupy every space, next to renowned names in contemporary Brazilian art, among them Tunga, Henrique Oliveira, Carlito Carvalhosa, Márcia and Beatriz Milhazes, Iran do Espírito Santo, Cildo Meireles, Nuno Ramos and Vik Muniz. The first piece to feature in the buildings is Baba Antropofágica, made by Lygia Clark in 1973.
While explaining the concept behind the show, curator Marc Pottier makes it clear that is is not a conventional exhibition. “We prefer the term creative invasion”, he points out. The event intends to be an experience in a space that has been closed for over 20 years, that tries its best to be remembered. “We would like the public to live wholly in this abandoned place, to the point where it becomes an idea lab for the featured artists. There will not by any posters of description tags (which will be made available on the website or via app). With two exceptions of borrowing and presenting video artworks, no piece will be ‘plugged in. The viewers will find out the artists and the architecture for themselves”, Marc Pottier invites.
*Original text in misturaurbana.com
Participants: Adel Abdessemed, Alexander Lee, Álvaro García de Zuñiga, An Xiaotong, Ana Corte & Tomas Faria, Ana Mazzei, André Saraiva, Arne Quinze, Art Orienté Objet, Artur Lescher, Barry McGee, Beatriz & Márcia Milhazes, Caligrapixo, Cao Guimarães / José Bento, Cecile Beau, Charley Case, Christophe Draeger, Cinthia Marcelle, Cristian Rosa, Cristiano Mascaro, Daniel de Paula, Daniel Senise, Delphone Gigoux-Martin, Dora Longo Bahia, Douglas White, Elisa Pône, Francesca Woodman, Francisco Ruins de Infante, Franck Scurti, Gary Simmons, Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger, Hector Zamora, Henrique Oliveira, Iran do Espírito Santo, Jack Pierson, Janaína Tschape, Jean Feldman, Jean-Luc Favéro, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Joana Vasconcelos, Julio Villani, Juraci Dórea, Kenny, Scharf, Laura Vinci & José Miguel Wisnik, Lia Chaia, Lucas Simões, Lygia Clark, Manifeste de L’Abre, Marcelo Jácome, Marcia Xavier, Maria Nepomuceno, Maria Thereza Alvez, Myriam Mechita, Marilyn Minter, Maurício Dias & Walter Riedwig, Melanie Smith, Michel Blazy, Miguel Palma, Moataz Nars Eldin, Naziha Mestaqui & Huni Kui, Nino Cais, Nicolás Robbio, Nuno Ramos, Opavivará!, Pascale Tayou Marthine, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Per Barclay, Philippe Perrin, Reginaldo Pereira, Ricardo Carioca, Rivane Neuenschander, Rochelle Costi, Rodrigo Bueno, Saner, Sofia Borges, Sonia Gomes, Studio Drift, Tunga, Valter Lano, Veronika Kellndorfer, Vik Muniz, Vincent Rosenblatt, Wang Du, Warli, Xavier Veilhan, Tony Oursler, Teruhisa Suzuki, Zé do Caixão
“Made by…Feito por Brasileiros”
Com Ana Mazzei, Cao Guimarães, Cinthia Marcelle, Daniel de Paula, Hector Zamora, Henrique Oliveira, Laura Vinci, Lia Chaia, Maria Nepomuceno, Nino Cais, Opavivará!, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Reginaldo Pereira e Sofia Borges
Curated by Marc Pottier
From 9th September to 12th October
Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 5pm
Hospital Umberto Primo (Matarazzo)
Alameda Rio Claro, 190, Bela Vista