(Chaumont-sur-Loire, France)This is one of the “annual commissions” of the Domaine that make use of materials and ideas to do with nature (as they do every year), the artists invited to Chaumont-sur-Loire in 2014 are taking us on a ride through a fantasy world. Henrique Oliveira begins with his invention of a phenomenal half-animal, half-plant form, bursting forth from the loft of a barn like something straight out of our unconscious.
(São Paulo, Brazil) As part of the Project Season 2014, Beto Shwafaty displays the video-installation “Remediações”, a result of an exploration regarding how certain dynamics and notions of a national project have been transposed to other supports of communication in the fields of visual culture and spatial politics.
(Caxias do Sul, Brazil) “Outro Museu – As Doações Recentes ao Acervo do MACRS” [“Another Museum – The Recent Donations to the Museum Collection”] is a way of bringing the museum collection closer to the public in different institutional spaces and through different curatorial perspectives across the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The idea is that the donations are memorable presents for the history of art.
(São Paulo, Brazil) “Retumbante Natureza Humanizada” is a brand new cut to Pará-based Luiz Braga’s ouevre, made after a research coordinated by the exhibition curator, Diógenes Moura, which started in 2009. The set of 160 photographs favours a great part of the artist’s brand new works in black and white. The exhibition course ends with an equally brand new video shot in Belém and Marajó Island, “O sem nome e o nada” [“The nameless and nothing”] (2014, 30’), inspired by the photographer’s work, conceived by the curator and made by the Pará group “Cêsbixo”.
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Between portraits and records, flying over the suburbs of São Paulo, Leonardo Finotti presents a most sincere collection of spaces worthy of stadiums. These works intend to show the relationship between the São Paulo periphery football fields and the context they are in.