(São Paulo, Brazil)
PIPA Prize nominees Julio Leite, João Loureiro, Luiz Braga, Sandra Cinto, Felipe Cama, Jonathas de Andrade and Vânia Mignone are some of the artists who had had their works recently added to the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da USP (MAC USP)‘s collection. To celebrate the fact, the institution put together “MAC no Século XXI – A Era dos Artistas” (“MAC in the 21st Century – The Artists’ Era”), which showcases, starting this Saturday, May 20th, over a hundred works belonging to its collection.
Curator Katia Canton decided to avoid fixed readings when it came to organizing the show. “Our strategy when allocating the works according to the artist’s last name aimed to suppress any previously conceived thematic or theoretical associations one might have, imbuing the works with as much conceptual mobility as possible”, she explains.
“MAC no Século XXI” thus proposes a curatorship that is borderline invisible, directing the spotlight solely into the artworks. These are, in turn, open to the free exploration and experiences of each of the spectators, who are then able to draw their own conclusions when facing the works. “This curatorship hopes to bring to surface all the polysemy that is intrinsic to a the work of art”.
The exhibition completes a set of long duration shows organized by MAC USP, following “A Instauração do Modern” (“The Instauration of the Modern”), “Visões da Arte no Acervo do MAC USP 1900-2000” (“Perspective on art in the MAC USP Collection 1900-2000”) and “Reserva em Obras” (“Reservation in Construction”), making over 400 artworks available to the public in total.
“MAC no Século XXI – A Era dos Artistas”, coletiva com Regina Silveira, João Loureiro, Luiz Braga, Iran do Espírito Santo, Sandra Cinto, Lucas Simões, Geórgia Kyriakakys, Hugo Curti, Felipe Cama, Albano Afonso, Julio Leite, Jonathas de Andrade, Deborah Paiva, Claudio Cretti, Andrea Brown, Vânia Mignone, Marepe e Paulo Whitaker, amongst others
Curated by Katia Canton
On view from May 20th, 2017
Opening: Saturday, May 20th, at 11 p.m.