Raul Mourão takes part in new group show that highlights contemporary Brazilian artwork

(North Carolina, USA)

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents, from 1st July until 3rd December, the group show “International Series: Contemporary Artists from Brazil” with Brígida Baltar, Raul Mourão, Sérgio Sister and Vik Muniz.

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The Turchin Center has a long-standing commitment to showcasing international artists. Past exhibitions have included artwork from South Africa (2014), Poland (2012), Mexico (2010) and China (2008). Now in its fifth international series, the Turchin Center highlights contemporary Brazilian artwork. Galeria Nara Roesler is one of the premier contemporary art spaces in Brazil, with locations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and a new satellite showroom in New York City. The Turchin Center is honored to work with Alexandra Garcia Waldmen, Galeria Nara Roesler’s international artistic director, to bring the artwork of four important contemporary Brazilian artists to Appalachian State University. Each of these artists make work that is autobiographical, finding unexpected beauty in reshaping their environments with found objects.

Raul Mourão is deeply influenced by the cacophony and frenzy of these big-shouldered cities. Since 2010, he has worked on kinetic sculpture that reflects the tenuous balance between the chaos and the structure imposed by corrupt politics and unstable economies – the urban geometry of social order. The steel bars represent ubiquitous material in urban landscapes—often used to fence people out, or in.

“International Series: Contemporary Artists from Brazil”, group show with Brígida Baltar, Raul Mourão, Sérgio Sister and Vik Muniz.
Opening: 1st July
On view through 3rd December

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 West King St. – Boone, NC 28608
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turchincenter@appstate.edu



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