(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
The city of Rio de Janeiro receives tomorrow a new art gallery, Cavalo, by Ana Elisa Cohen and Felipe Pena. The space will hold the group exhibition “Exposição Inaugural” for its launching, with works by Adriano Motta, Alvaro Seixas, Felipe Cohen, Marina Weffort, Pedro Caetano, Vijai Patchineelam and Wagner Malta Tavares.
Cavalo opens its doors with the group exhibition “Exposição Inaugural”, on view through 19th March. The show presents 25 works, amongst photographs, paintings, sculptures, installations, objects and videos by the seven artists who are represented by the gallery.
Adriano Motta presents three oil on canvas paintings and Alvaro Seixas showcases the brand new “Pintura Sem Título (Por Bem ou Por Mal…)”, made with oil spray and enamel. Marina Weffort presentes her current series “Tecidos”, exploring the light and kinetics of the material. Felipe Cohen uses marble, plastic bags, paving granite stone and confetti in two sculptures.
Wagner Malta Tavares establishes relations between the pop imaginary, classic literature and constructivism in his videos. Vijai Patchineelam presents two photographs of daily life objects out of their usual spaces.
“We intend to present solo exhibitions by the represented and emerging artists, such as by names who never were showcased in Rio before”, explains Ana Elisa Cohen, who wants to promote public debates, meetings with artists and curators, performances, video projections and artistic publications. “We’re assuming a commitment with the cultural scene of the city”.
“Exposição Inaugural”, group show with Adriano Motta, Felipe Cohen, Pedro Caetano, Vijai Patchineelam and Wagner Malta Tavares
Opening: 23rd January, from 6pm to 10pm
On view through 19th March
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