(Porto Alegre, Brazil) A tensioning that pervades the show is conflict between action and register. What the public sees is not work in itself, but just part of it, its portion of register – by its nature, biased and limited in regards to the action that originated it. For curator Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, “the willingness to deliver the final aspect of the artwork by chance, through more or less direct intervention of others, confirms the indifference attitude of the artists gathered here to a conventional artistic object, perfectly finished.”
(São Paulo, Brazil) The resulting images from Frank Thiel’s journeys to Patagonia are a haunting meditation on the majesty and resilience, as well as the fragility and endangerment, of these frozen, sublime, natural edifices. Seemingly endless variations of blues, greys, charcoals and white. Highly textured surfaces with densely packed details, alluring and ominous at the same time. “Nowhere is a Place”, the exhibition title, is taken from a book co-written by Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux in 1992 based on their impressions of Patagonia.
(Brasília, Brazil) Opening this weekend is the first editon SP Arte Brasília, an event that gathers 33 national galleries. “Carrying out the International Art Fair of Brasília, gathering dozens of galleries from multiple states and displaying hundreds of artists, Brazilian and foreign, in the heart of the nation is, for everyone, a recovery of a time of great euphoria and a moment of celebration” says Fernanda Feitosa, SP Arte conceiver and director.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Curated by Glória Ferreira, the show presents artworks in medias such as installation, video, painting and sculpture, having as axis colour, geometry, time and literature. Born in Belo Horizonte, MG but based in São Paulo, the artist displays nine workings dating from 2002 to 2014, making this her biggest solo exhibition in the last six years. One of the installations comprised in “Pouco a pouco” is “Avant et après la lettre”, originally for the Chateau de Rentilly library, at Parc Culturel de Rentilly, France, 2011.