“A Song For Rio” inaugurates a new art space in the city

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Carpintaria presents, on November 20th, the group show “A Song For Rio”, featuring Arto Lindsay, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca, Domenico Lancellotti, Sara Ramo, Vivian Caccuri, Doug Aitken, Allora & Calzadilla, Armando Andrade Tudela, Cabelo, Los Carpinteros, Anne Colier, Bruce Conner, Chelpa Ferro, Paulo Garcez, Marine Hugonnier, Agnieszka Kurant, Mark Leckey, Jac Leirner, Christian Marclay, Dave Muller, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Hélio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida, Susan Philips, Ana Prvacki, Nuno Ramos, Kelley Walker and Cerith Wyn Evans.

Carpintaria

The Fortes Vilaça Gallery opens, this Sunday, November 20th, a new independent space in Rio de Janeiro, Carpintaria. Named after the original use of the property, a carpenter’s workshop, the building was constructed in 1926 and was part of a proletarian village. The idea is, in fact, to revitalize the whole old village area, turning it into a gastronomic and cultural centre which will also house at least three other galleries: Nara Roesler’s, Casa Camolese, by Vik Muniz and Cello Macedo, and OM.Art, owned by Oskar Metsavaht.

The opening exhibition, “A song for Rio”, curated by Douglas Fogles and Hanneke Skerat, is divided in two parts—the second one opens in February—and features over twenty national and international artists. Amongst them, there are five PIPA Prize nominees: Arto Lindsay, Bárbara Wagner, Domenico Lancellotti, Sara Ramo and Vivian Caccuri. Incidentally, Vivian is responsible for the performance”Dissimulado”, which kicks off the opening at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., the movie “Conga Irreversible”, directed by the cuban duo Los Carpinteros, is exhibited.

In an interview to O Globo, Fogle explained how he and Skerat first thought about the theme of the exhibition: “When Rio comes to mind, I think about music, sounds, great musicians on all levels. So, when we started to put together this exhibition, we imagined ourselves writing a song to Rio. We joined artists who work with sound and other who don’t, but who refer to it visually”.

“A Song For Rio”, featuring Arto Lindsay, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Búrca, Domenico Lancellotti, Sara Ramo, Vivian Caccuri, Doug Aitken, Allora & Calzadilla, Armando Andrade Tudela, Cabelo, Los Carpinteros, Anne Colier, Bruce Conner, Chelpa Ferro, Paulo Garcez, Marine Hugonnier, Agnieszka Kurant, Mark Leckey, Jac Leirner, Christian Marclay, Dave Muller, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Hélio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida, Susan Philips, Ana Prvacki, Nuno Ramos, Kelley Walker and Cerith Wyn Evans
November 20th, at 6pm

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