Art and Photography in the MAC USP Collection

(São Paulo, Brazil)

“Fronteiras Incertas: arte e fotografia no acervo do MAC USP” [“Uncertain Borders: Art and Photography in the MAC USP Collection”]

From September 28th, 2013 to July 27th, 2014

Exhibition shows about 120 works of artists such as Waldemar Cordeiro, Hudinilson Jr., Antoni Mikolajczyk, Candida Hofer, Claudia Andujar, Maureen Bisilliat, Cris Bierrenbach, Heiner Kielholz, Odires Mlászho, Marcelo Moscheta, Misha Gordin, Mario Cravo Neto, Luiz Braga and David Hockney, amongst others

“One of the major roles of MAC USP is to critically reflect upon the legacy left by the different art movements – as well as by their alleged overcoming – over the last decades. How is this done? This is done through putting works that were created in the past side by side with the current production. In this sense, Fronteiras Incertas: Arte e Fotografia no Acervo do MAC USP [Uncertain Borders: Art and Photography in the MAC USP Collection] , curated by Helouise Costa, accomplishes this purpose, since it reveals a historical aspect that exists in the latest artistic production: a sort of “before” that is not very well known by the art scene in general, which is more concerned with the “now”.

All that’s “new” in art – hugely publicized by the mass media, to which a work of art is a mere commodity that has no future or past and is quickly consumed and disposed of –, must be continuously revalued. The current artistic production needs an established body that will both add a dimension of time to it and work as a sort of an anchor that will prevent it from being disposed of in the next season. An established body that will rescue this production from being quickly disposed and give it historical substance.

The museum of contemporary art, as an institution, must be this established body and MAC USP has been assuming this role: by critically receiving “what’s new” and combining it with works to which they may be related or with which they have nothing to do, it highlights that transformations in art (gladly!) tend to happen much less swiftly than the realm of pure and simple commodities.”

Tadeu Chiarelli
Director

 

“Fronteiras Incertas: arte e fotografia no acervo do MAC USP” [“Uncertain Borders: Art and Photography in the MAC USP Collection”]

From September 28th, 2013 to July 27th, 2014

MAC USP New Venue
Av. Pedro Álvares Cabral, 1301 São Paulo-SP, Brazil
TUE 10am-9pm
WED to SUN & Holidays 10am-6pm
MON closed

 

 



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