Eight artists discuss the concept of beauty in the group show “A Bela e a Fera”

(São Paulo, Brazil)

In one room, the beauty. In the next, the foul. The apparently simplified division is one of the strategies of the group show “A Bela e a Fera” (“Beauty and the Beast”) to investigate the concept of beauty in today’s time. Featuring eight artists – more than half of them nominated to PIPA Prize, Bruno Dunley, Erika Verzutti, Luiz Roque, Pedro França and Sofia Borges –, the exhibition that opened this week at Central Galeria was curated by painter and print-maker Leda Catunda.

After all, few times in History we have witnessed such a fast transformation of the concept of beauty as today. The proliferation of images that followed the arrival of Internet and social media has transformed us all in photographers and writers of our own journeys. Thus, it has become impossible to propose something like a universal idea of “good taste”. Many interesting things have become beautiful and many beautiful things have become strange in its pretension of universality.

Beauty is now informed. So is foul, and everything once considered ugly can now be considered equally handsome, depending on the angle one intends to analyze it from. The exhibition reveals, hence, how artists deal with the current notions of beauty and ugliness through painting, photographies, drawings, objects and videos. Check out below some of the artworks displayed in “A Bela e a Fera”:

“A Bela e a Fera”, featuring Bruno Dunley, Edgar de Souza, Erika Verzutti, Luiz Roque, Mano Penalva, Paulo Monteiro, Pedro França and Sofia Borges
Curated by Leda Catunda
On view from June 7th through August 5th, 2017
OAbertura: Terça-feira, 06 de junho, de 18h às 22h

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