Spanning no less than four decades of Brazilian contemporary art, “BRAZIL. Art in the Flesh” opens next Wednesday, July 4th, at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC), featuring works by 30 Brazilian artists.
The exhibition is curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti (PIPA Prize Nominating Committee member in 2016) and Diego Sileo, and discusses the idea of conflict, seen as a metaphor for Brazilian society. Through installations, photographs, videos and performances, the participanting artists thus unveil a reality of fights and violence and of political, social, racial, ecological and cultural abuse.
The show’s title is borrowed from a play by Plínio Marcos, “Navalha na Carne”, written during the military dictatorship in Brazil and only enacted 13 years afters its first presentation, due to censorship. Perhaps the gesture and/or the context shall be invoked by artists Ana Mazzei and Berna Reale in their performances during the opening days of the exhibition, Tuesday, July 3rd, and Wednesday, July 4th, at 7pm and 11 pm respectively. Later on, from July 5th through 19th, it’s time for Maurício Ianês to present a daily performance at PAC.
“BRAZIL. Knife in the flesh”, group show featuring Maria Thereza Alves, Sofia Borges, Bosquê Paloma, Jonathas de Andrade, Iole de Freitas. Daniel de Paula, Deyson Gilbert, Fernanda Gomes, Ivan Grilo, Carmela Gross, Tamar Guimarães, Maurício Ianês, Clara Ianni, Francesco João, André Komatsu, Runo Lagomarsino, José Leonilson, Ícaro Lira, Cinthia Marcelle, Ana Mazzei, Letícia Parente, Regina Parra, Vijai Patchineelam, Berna Reale, Celso Renato, Mauro Restiffe, Luiz Roque, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Tunga and Carlos Zilio
Curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti and Diego Sileo
On view from July 4th through September 9h, 2018
Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (PAC)
Via Palestro, 14
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