Daily Archives: November 28, 2014

Ding Musa presents solo show “Unequal Sign”

(São Paulo, Brazil) In his first solo show at Raquel Arnaud, Ding Musa gathers in “Unequal Sign” a series of works dealing simultaneously with the concept of limits and infinite. These recent works by Musa, photographs, metal objects, tile walls and mirror installations, photography – individually or in pairs, toying with parallels and mirroring, according to critic Paulo Miyada make us think of chemistry formulas, algebra proportions, geometric equations and balancing of forces.

Group show “Contínuo” opens in Ribeirão Preto | With Ana Paula Oliveira

(São Paulo and Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) In an innovative approach, the group exhibition “Contínuo” is held simultaneously in two galleries. Among the participants is artist Ana Paula Oliveira. In a total of over 70 artworks, the curatorial concept of “Contínuo”, as well as bringing together varied languages and artists from different artistic periods, is to insert the possibility of learning about the unfoldings of the recent researches carried out by the 27 names integrating the show.

Next week | “Super Colina”, group show with Ana Mazzei and Fabio Zimbres

(São Paulo, Brazil) “Super Colina” is the location-apparatus, condenser of atemporal vapors, where it is possible to surpass the socio-economic obscurity of our time and surround the future, to then reprogram it. The group exhibition summons 25 artists, musicians, designers, photographers and filmmakers to design the future, reprogram the future, represent the future and communicate through perennial channels with those who are still not in a society which has yet to establish itself.

Tonight | Cine Lage presents works by Cao Guimarães, Dora Longo Bahia and Jonathas de Andrade

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) This month’s Cine Lage session is a throwback to project “Travessias”, which celebrates the meeting between visual contemporary arts and popular space. At the end of the session a talk will be held with Daniel Senise, Luiza Mello (one of the organizers behind “Travessias”) and members from artist collective Imagens do Povo. Cao Guimarães figures among the Brazilian authors who deal systematically with movies in the art field. Dora uses various techniques – painting, photography, video – but defines herself as a producer of images. And Andrade’s “Uprising” video is an attempt to turn visible the issue of rural animals used as transportation in Recife, the artist’s hometown.

Arts Triennial “Frestas” | Exhibitions, drama and music shows, interventions, screenings and performances

(Sorocaba, Brazil) “Frestas” [“Fissures”] gathers artists from around the world in several venues across Sorocaba. Curator Josué Mattos points out that fissures at first sight “redefine the experimenting of space. They divide, reset, rename things and places inside its borders. On the other hand, there are fissures that, apart from breaking a certain surface and stopping the fluidity and they way it is perceived.” Some of the participating artists include Afonso Tostes, Bárbara Wagner, Bruno Vilela, Caetano Dias, Cao Guimarães, Lenora de Barros, Malu Saddi and Raquel Stolf.

Next week | “Tempo e deslocamento”, exhibition by Fernanda Figueiredo & Eduardo Mattos

(Blumenau, Brazil) “Tempo e deslocamento” comprises works that have photography and drawing to create real and fictional spaces permeated by a critic thinking in regards to man and our relationship with nature. The photographs are documental and the drawings, inspite being realist, propose other meanings to the space depicted building an ideological concept. The six artworks integrating the exhibition were developed over a residency the artists took in Ireland 2013 and were inspired by these powerful nature environment in contrast to a urban horizon of cities Dublin and Belfast, its great harbours and industrial factories.

Next week | “Afetividades eletivas”, group show with works from private collection

(Belo Horizonte, Brazil) As of today the exhibition “Afetividades Eletivas” [“Elective Affections”] is on view, a combination of works from a private collection. The show comprises 150 pieces – painting, sculpture, engravings, drawing, photography, video and performance registers – from about 100 national and foreign artists. Made over the last 40 years, these works enable a discussion about art collections as well as issues raised by contemporary productions. With Carla Zaccagnini, Cinthia Marcelle, Dora Longo Bahia, Laura Vinci, Mabe Bethônico, Marcelo Moscheta, Marcius Galan, Milton Marques, Ricardo Basbaum, Rodrigo Andrade, Tatiana Blass, Thiago Rocha Pitta and many more.

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