(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
A grid is an abstract, simple mathematical structure formed by ninety-degree angles and regularly spaced columns and rows. The tool titles “Grid”, group show that Jacaranda, at Villa Aymoré, opened last Friday, September 1st. Curated by Felipe Scovino, the exhibition displays works by 14 artists – five of them PIPA Prize nominees, Ana Holck, André Komatsu, José Bechara, Lucia Koch and Raul Mourão, and another three PIPA Prize Nominating Committee members, Carlos Vergara, Daniel Senise e Luiz Zerbini.
According to Scovino, a 2013 and 2015 Nominating Committee participant himself, the grid has “declared the birth of modern art in the sense it partially helped it say goodbye to nature”. It is thus investigating how the tool allows for brand new landscapes to be created, deviating completely from the natural world, that “Grid” mixes sculptures, photographies and paintings. “The works in this exhibition reveal that reality is not the same anymore: it’s been doubled, confronted, and reinforced by fiction”, analyzes the curator.
Although the non-official opening has already happened, Jacaranda celebrates its sixth exhibition at Villa Aymoré in yet another two events in the course of the following weeks. The first is a get-together party at 6 p.m. this Saturday, September 9th, featuring both the curator and some of the exhibition’s artists. On Friday, September 15th, it’s time for the official exhibition opening, also celebrating the launching of the fifth issue of Jacaranda magazine. See some of exhibition views of “Grid”, on show at Villa Aymoré, below:
“Grid”, group show featuring Amalia Giacomini, Ana Holck, André Komatsu, Brígida Baltar, Carlos Vergara, Daniel Senise, Fabio Cardoso, Geraldo de Barros, José Bechara, Lucia Koch, Luiz Zerbini, Nicolás Robbio, Paulo Climachauska, Rafael Alonso and Raul Mourão
Curated by Felipe Scovino
On view from September 1st through the 25th, 2017