Last days | “A Invenção da Praia”, with Caio Reisewitz, Lucia Koch, Maria Laet and Waléria Américo

(São Paulo, Brazil)

On view at Paço das Artes is the group show “A Invenção da Praia” (The invention of the beach), featuring works by Caio Reisewitz, Lucia Koch, Maria Laet and Waléria Américo.

*The artist who dives in the transitional nature of the beach, experimenting ephemeral, environmental actions, is seeking a sensible experience. The artist who sets down his observatory of the world in the sand is too seeking that experience, as a way of fitting the world into a private horizon.

Inspired by the literary work “The Invention of Morel”, by Adolfo Bioy Casares, and by the essay “The Barefoot Life”, by Alan Pauls, “A Invenção da Praia” investigates what happens when the artist transports the extent of the open air landscape to the internal gallery space, and what mechanisms he creates for promoting this great leap.

Many beaches are brought together here. Obscene, long-winded, prolix, residual. An intermediate zone – of ideas, concepts and affections. A democratic space, a place for playing, for getting together. In its set of actions, musings on the invention of landscape and idea projections of the beach, the exhibition wishes to “offer itself as a place for reflection on the function of art in the social practices and nature reconciliation”, according to curator Paula Alzugaray.

It is also a place to lose track of time, operating with new time and space references, such as the installation “Externa-dia-praia” by Lucia Koch suggests. Made of a set of light sources, diffusers and filtres normally used in photography studios, the artwork has a deserted beach atmosphere, waiting for visitors.

The exhibition consists of drawings, paintings, photographs, architectural projects, installations, videos, texts and performances by artists Alan Pauls, Allora y Calzadilla, Caio Reisewitz, Christiane Pooley, Francis Alÿs, Giselle Beiguelman, Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, Janaina Tschäpe, Katia Maciel, Laura Erber, Lina Bo Bardi, Lucia Koch, Maria Laet, Rafael Assef, Regina Vater, Waléria Américo.

*Texts extracted from the Paço das Artes website.

“A Invenção da Praia”, group show with Caio Reisewitz, Lucia Koch, Maria Laet and Waléria Américo
On view until 22nd June
Visiting: Tues-Fri, 10am to 7pm
Weekends and holidays, 12:30am to 5:30pm

Paço das Artes
Av. da Universidade 1
Cidade Universitária
São Paulo
T: 55 11 3814 4832

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