(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
A neighborhood often overlooked when it comes to the carioca world of arts, Barra da Tijuca becomes the spotlight of this weekend’s cultural calendar. Asides from ArtRio Carioca, a local version of the renowned fair ArtRio on view at VillageMall until Sunday, Cidade das Artes opens this Saturday, December 10th, the exhibition “Cidade Jacaranda Pequenos Formatos: Dimensão e Escala” [“Cidade Jacaranda Small Formats: Dimension and Scale”]. The concentration of events at Barra da Tijuca is not, however, a coincidence: the show was created by Cidade das Artes in collaboration with both Jacaranda and ArtRio Carioca itself in the hopes of encouraging the neighborhood dwellers to participate more actively in the city’s art market.
Curated by Felipe Scovino, the exhibition presents 27 artworks and showcases an impressive panorama of Brazilian visual arts. Amongst the participating artists, eleven have been nominated to PIPA Prize: Afonso Tostes, Ana Holck, Arjan Martins, Daisy Xavier, José Bechara, Marcone Moreira, Maria Laet, Mariana Manhães, Maria Nepomuceno, Paulo Vivacqua and Raul Mourão.
“Cidade Jacaranda” also counts with the artistic expertise of Jacaranda, a cross-media platform dedicated to promote Brazilian contemporary art. This is not the first time the platform pairs up with Cidade das Artes in the staging of an exhibition: “Cidade Jacaranda”, another show set up thanks to a partnership between the two entities, is on view there until December 30th.
“Cidade Jacaranda Pequenos Formatos: Dimensão e Escala”, com Afonso Tostes, Ana Holck, Antonio Dias, Arjan Martins, Barrão, Carlos Vergara, Cabelo, Daisy Xavier, Daniel Senise, Elizabeth Jobim, Everardo Miranda, Gabriela Machado, José Bechara, José Resende, Marcone Moreira, Maria Laet, Mariana Manhães, Maria Nepomuceno, Paulo Vivacqua, Raul Mourão, Tomás Ribas, Vicente De Mello e Waltercio Caldas
Curated by Felipe Scovino
On view from December 10th, 2016 to January 29th, 2017
Opening: Saturday, December 10th, at 11 a.m.