Nearly 50 artworks present Brazilian creative diversity using gold in “Ouro”

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

“Ouro” explores the relationship of the precious metal – one of the main components in Brazil history and eternal object of desire in the popular imaginary – with the country’s creativity. The exhibition, held at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) since 12th October, brings together artworks by 30 professionals from varied generations and skills. Installations, drawings, objects, sculptures, photographs, paintings and jewelry conceived by important visual artists whose field of work span design, dance, music, architecture and landscaping. The public is guided through the exhibition space by a gold wire until meeting a goldsmith, who will present them jewelry making techniques.

“This show is a way of gathering the Brazilian creative diversity starting from one common element that allows a new look towards what has been created this century”, defines curator Marcelo Dantas. Among the nearly 50 selected artworks, most of them are brand new or rarely seen by the public. As a group they point to different approaches the artists took using the same material.

A brand new installation designed by artist Laura Vinci occupies the roundabout and welcomes visitors with a “pouring” of fifty thousand gold leaves, floating in mid air.

A more subtle luminosity presents itself through works like the series “Masks” by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, where dry tree leaves received a delicate gold application.

Also with works on view are artists Carla Zaccagnini, Felipe Cohen, Otavio Schipper, Tatiana Blass and Vanderlei Lopes.

“Ouro”, exhibition with Carla Zaccagnini, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Felipe Cohen, Laura Vinci, Otavio Schipper, Tatiana Blass and Vanderlei Lopes
On view through 5th January 2015
Visiting: Wednesday to Monday, from 9am to 9pm

Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – Rio de Janeiro
Rua Primeiro de Março, 66 – Centro
T.: 55 21 38082020

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