Until November 21, you can visit Marcius Galan’s exhibition They endured, by Gregor Podnar gallery, and the show’s opening will happen during the Gallery Weekend Berlin 2020. The event was founded in 2005 as a private initiative by Berlin galleries and soon became one of the highlights of the international art calendar. As explained by the Weekend’s website, every year during springtime, around 50 galleries open their exhibitions by young and established artists and welcome numerous visitors from all over the world to Berlin. The event celebrates galleries and artists within this unique format providing high calibre exhibitions and an unparalleled experience of Berlin.
On They endured’s page on Gallery Weekend Berlin 2020’s website, besides a selection of Galan’s artworks, you can read some observations about his production by Kiki Mazzucchelli (Phaidon Press, London, 2013):
“Marcius Galan seems to belong to a specific lineage of […] Brazilian artists whose work is characterized by a minimalism of forms and a precise approach to art making, with a particular interest in geometry. In many of his pieces, he carefully reconstructs objects, which are subjected to suppressions or additions, as well as to the misuse of certain materials, thus redefining their functionality and form. By intentionally undermining their use value, Galan addresses the relationships of these objects with social organization, bureaucratic processes or economic systems. Dealing with ideas of deceptiveness and frustration, this phenomenological approach is quite distinct from the renowned participative production of the Brazilian neo-concrete artists who proposed the approximation between art and life in the 1960s and beyond. Even when working on an environmental scale, Galan seems to be more interested in phenomenology as a tool to destabilize our certainties about spatial representations and the bodily experience of space”.
To visit Galan’s webpage on Gallery Weekend Berlin 2020, click here.
For more informations about the event, click here.