(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
In a context of exodus, mass immigration and globalization, displacement – of people, capital and goods – is a central issue at hand. “(Dis)placement”, exhibition that opens this Saturday, July 8th, at Jacaranda, in Villa Aymoré, agrees. Landing in Rio de Janeiro after a season in London, the show brings together 14 artists from all over the world to discuss the theme, covering its physical, emotional and psychological aspects.
“(Dis)placement” thus explores its theme in a non-literal way. The exhibition is marked by situations of vulnerability and feelings of non-belonging caused by geographic, mental or affective transitions that, in turn, produce ever-changing identities. “The works in display often suggest cultural differences, personal identity in relation to the environment. In other words, what it is to be at home, to have a home, to find a home…”, explains Gabriela Davies, creator of the project.
The exhibition was first conceived through an open call, receiving over 50 artworks that revolve around the proposed subject. After five art professionals selected the works (amongst them, Lucrecia Vinhaes, member of the PIPA Prize Board), “(Dis)placement” came to life through an online crowdfunding, in which 58 people showed their support.
“(Dis)placement”, coletiva com Alice Quaresma, Andrea Castillo, Angela Chen, Dana, Davenport, Ismene King, Jill Miller, Kalium Graves, Kiriaki Hajiloizis, Luiz d’Orey, Manoela Medeiros, Marcia Thompson, Marko Zubak, Mercedes Lachmann, Romain Dumesnil
On view from July 9th through August 4th