Last days | Group show offers a transforming look on waste and recyling

(São Paulo, Brazil)

The Ibirapuera Park Pavillion will be holding until the 5th July an interactive, free exhibition. “Reverta – art and sustainability” invites visitors to reflect upon garbage recycling, through art, science and technology. In the exhibition, garbage is the main issue: Is what we see in fact garbage? What is the sustainable way to dispose of packages and other materials?

The exhibition offers a transforming look on what is normally goes unnoticed in our everyday lives. If, on one hand, the scientific part supports us with technical information about recycling and products, the artistic course resorts to the ability to give new meanings to everyday objects. The show is about artworks finding a new place for what, supposedly, would belong in the world.

Thus, sculptures, installations, videos and photographs open the artistic course in the ground floor. New, intangible medias also integrate this area with web art and game designs, pointing out the direct link between consumption, socio-economical levels, mass production and their respective residue footprints. Comics mock habits and excess that end up turning our future society unsure.

The second floor gathers artworks inspired by creative power and nature transformation. Characteristics such as simplicity and freedom are represented in this space, referring to indigenous and hippie lifestyles, a counterculture movement in the 1960s in which environmental issues began being raised. The artworks presented work individually, while at the same tim can be understood in a great relationship web, adding a new level of experiences for visitors. In a way, the exhibition course ends with a proposal, so that people see themselves as part of a complex system, depending on common wellbeing and harmony between each other and the environment we are in.

The exhibition offers graphs, games and artworks by names such as André Dahmer, Andrei Thomaz, Brigida Baltar, Gisela Mota e Leandro Lima, Gregg Seagal, Guto Lacaz, Hector Zamora, Jac Leirner, Lenora de Barros, Loud Noises, Lucia Koch, Marcos Prado, Mariana Manhães, Marilá Dardot, Maurício de Sousa e OPAVIVARÁ!.

“Reverta – art and sustainability”, with Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima, Hector Zamora, Lenora de Barros, Lucia Koch, Mariana Manhães, Marilá Dardot and OPAVIVARÁ!
On view through 5th July

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