About “Fuga” (text by Alessandra Pace):
Brazilian of Italian descent, based in Berlin since 1996, Carla Guagliardi weaves her artistic practice with the threads of different cultural mindsets and disciplines. Music and performance constitute the fabric of her activity in that, daughter of a renowned pop-singer who used to perform with her father, harmony, rhythm and poetry imbue her work even as a visual artist. Her interest in natural science and cyclic rather than linear conception of time—reinforced by the overwhelming exuberance of nature in Brazil, which prevaricates the immediacy of urban digital culture—has put her in the role of facilitator for balance, gravity, pressure and tension to act as the main agents for her sculpture and installations.
Carla Guagliardi’s optic and tactile language is akin to her Brazilian predecessors rooted in 1960s’ conceptualism, namely Lygia Pape, Helio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, who adopted an ‘anthropophagous’ model which adhered to Modernism and the vanguard grafting indigenous culture and popular elements into them. Several institutions have hosted one-person exhibitions of Carla Guagliardi’s work, including the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and Haus am Waldsee in Berlin (both in 2009). Her participation in group shows spans from Haus der Kulturen der Welt (1998 and 2006), Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2010) and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2011). The exhibition will be accompanied by a booklet.
“Fuga”, solo exhibition by Carla Guagliardi
On view through 30th August
Emser Strasse 43, 10719 Berlin
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