Cao Guimarães presents “Drift”, his first solo exhibition in New York

(New York, USA)

Nara Roesler Gallery presents, from 29th March until 29th April, Cao Guimarães’s first solo exhibition in New York at Galeria Nara Roesler’s recently inaugurated New York space. “Drift”, by Cao Guimarães, is curated by Moacir dos Anjos.

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We are pleased to present Cao Guimarães´s first solo exhibition in New York at Galeria Nara Roesler´s recently inaugurated New York space. The exhibition will be curated by Moacir dos Anjos, the editor of Guimarães´s first monograph Cao (published by APC and Cosac Naify, November, 2015) and the curator of his mid-career survey at Itau Cultural in 2014.
In conjunction with the upcoming exhibition and the recent publication of the monograph book Cao, UnionDocs, Cinema Tropical and Galeria Nara Roesler, present a special evening with the acclaimed Brazilian artist. The program includes a screening some of Guimarães’ short works, followed by a conversation with the artist and curator Moacir dos Anjos moderated by Carlos Gutierrez.
The gallery show will consist of 8 very rarely seen films by Guimaraes, focusing on a body of work that centers around children and the elderly. The 8 films on view in this exhibition were all shot in various film mediums and sizes. The artist asserts, through these films, that adulthood does not exist and is simple a period full with memories of what has passed and expectations of what is to come. Contrary to adulthood, childhood and old age are free from the obsession with the chronological passing of time. Guimaraes chooses to capture these two periods of a person’s life in this selection of films. Created at different times, all of these films offer incomplete, unfinished narratives, leaving it up to the viewer to imagine potential developments based on their own unique stories.
Films such as Da janela do meu quarto (From the window of my room, 2004) and Peiote (Peyote, 2007), portray childhood as a time when one ignores the norms and boundaries that govern bodies in the adult world. Situations, devoid of rules of conduct and full of uncertainty about how to proceed, suggests childhood as a time in life when all futures are possible. On the other hand, in films such as Reza (Prayer, 2016) and Lero lero (Chit Chat, 2016), the artist sets his sights on those whose lives have spanned several decades. These people have certainly let go of the plans they once had, and instead focus their attention on the moments of their lives they still enjoy.

about cinema tropical
Cinema Tropical is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in New York, dedicated to the programming, promotion and distribution of Latin American Cinema in the
United States. Using cross platforms; working with media, cultural institutions, consulates, distributors, producers, filmmakers and festivals, Cinema Tropical creates opportunities and finds synergies to maximize exposure for Latin American Cinema year round in the US. Cinema Tropical has collaborated on programming with the following institutions; MoMA, Film at Lincoln Center, MoMI, Carnegie Hall, BAM, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Guggenheim, TriBeCa Film Festival, IFC Theaters, Film Forum and launched theatrical and non-theatrical releases in various venues including Film Forum, 92YTribeca, IFC and MoMA as well as working with US distributors small and large such as Weinstein, Focus, Sony , IFC, Oscilloscope, Kino Lorber and Cinema Guild.

“Drift”, solo show by Cao Guimarães
Curated by Moacir dos Santos
Opening: 29th March
On view through 29th April

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