(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
A technique often overlooked when juxtaposed with more up-to-date art practices, painting is the focus of “Sorria!” (“Smile!”), group show that opens this Saturday, June 3rd, at Jacaranda, in Villa Aymoré. Featuring works by 11 young carioca painters – including PIPA 2016 Prize Finalist Gustavo Speridião and Daniel Lannes, twice nominated for the award –, the exhibition displays an interesting panorama of the different paths and possibilities of painting today.
Some of the highlights of Fernanda Lopes‘ curatorship are the artworks which question and redefine this medium’s limits, adopting, for example, cut out canvases and materials other than oil paint. The exhibition also features objects and videos, asides, obviously, from more traditional paintings.
Further on, many other events take place during the opening. At 5 p.m., directors Isis Mello and Anna Costa e Silva screen a mini-documentary on the works of Gustavo Speridião and Cadu, PIPA Prize Winner in 2014; at 5:30 p.m., filmmakers and artists join an open talk with yet another artist, Raul Mourão; finally, at 6:30 p.m., Marcone Moreira launches his book while Jacaranda magazine, published every three months, launches its #4 edition.
5 p.m. – Screening of a mini-documentary on the works of Gustavo Speridião and Cadu, part of the “Olhar” series
5:30 p.m. – Open talk with directors Anna Costa e Silva and Isis Mello and artists Gustavo Speridião and Cadu, mediated by Raul Mourão
6:30 p.m. – Opening of “Sorria!” and launchings of Marcone Moreira’s art book and of Jacaranda magazine #4
“Sorria!”, group show with Alvaro Seixas, Bruno Drolshagen, Daniel Lannes, Geraldo Marcolini, Gustavo Speridião, Julia Debasse, Mayla Goerisch, Pedro Meyer, Rafael Alonso, Rodrigo Martins and Tatiana Chalhoub
Curated by Fernanda Lopes
On view from June 3rd through July 2nd
Opening: Saturday, June 3rd, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.