Daily Archives: October 18, 2014

On view | “HA-gaz-AH”, new series by Gê Orthof

(Brasília, Brazil) “HA-gaz-AH” is the brand new work by artist Gê Orthof. The series, comprising objects, drawings, a map and an installation, raise questions on the relationships stemming from oppression and lack of dialogue. “On one hand we have a match, on the other ignition and at the centre, the explosive” says Gê Orthof, who sees in oppression the lack of conversation and thus the increase in tension between neighbours and borders.

“Pororoca” | Group show with Armando Queiroz, Berna Reale, Ivan Grilo, Luiz Braga and Rodrigo Braga

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) The exhibition title literally means “great roar”, in Tupi language, and is how the Brazilians refer to the tidal bore that occurs in the Amazon – when the ocean meets the Amazon River. Two and a helf centuries of critical history are portrayed in installations, paintings, photographs, graphic and decor art, clothing, maps and archeological objects, from Amazonian visuality, social violence, relational art and metropolization.

Opening | “Dez ao Cubo”, group show with Julio Leite and Marco Antonio Portela

(Porto Alegre, Brazil) The newest meeting of artists integrating the “Dez ao Cubo” group brings for the first time guests that incorporated the concept by questioning the creative originality by appropriating the regular hexahedral commonly known as the cube. Similar to every great movement, the artists meeting came from the controversy about who was the first to “think” of a cube? And what seemed a mere dialectics question, ended up finding people claiming to be “heirs” to the cube. But jokes apart, the reivindication of something so present in the human DNA seems so unlikely that it propelled ten artists in joining the cause through infinite possibilities of examining, externalising and expliciting the cubic configuration.

Last days | “Che Cherera”, solo show by Paulo Nazareth

(São Paulo, Brazil) The show surrounds the “Notebooks from Africa” project, which begins with a contemplative pilgrimage in the domestic space of the artist himself -the kitchen, the house, the yard, the community where he lives with his family and neighbors (Palmital), and extends to other lands. Through their migrations and displacements, Paulo draws a map of the traits of African and indigenous peoples in our past and present history, recovering forgotten, ignored and erased memories in a territory ranging from Palmital to Santa Luzia (MG), from Santa Luzia to Minas Gerais, from Minas Gerais to Brazil, from Brazil to the Americas and to the world.

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