Saco Azul Associação Cultural & do Maus Hábitos residency program receives Lyz Parayzo in Porto, Portugal. The artist is developing the project entitled “Cuir Popcreto” that brings together the concept of cuir, a term used in Latin America, especially in Brazil, to designate people who do not have a gender performativity within a heteronormative binary logic, to the term popcreto which names the pop phase of the poetry of the Italian artist Waldemar Cordeiro living in Brazil. As part of the creation process, the artist continues her series of self-defense objects, in metal, which “plastically cite a concrete aesthetic and based on concepts such as gestalt, cutting and folding”, but this time more attracted to explore the composition in architectural spaces and in a much more experimental way.
The result of this residency will be on display at two sites in the city of Porto: the Maus Hábitos workshop receives a specific site from the artist, while the studio A Leste receives a show with the other works created during the Parayzo immersion process. At A Leste, the exhibition is available from December 4th to January 8th.
In view of these references and interested in dealing with the recent phenomenon of the emancipation of sexual and gender dissident bodies in the field of visual arts as subjects of their own subjectivities, Lyz Parayzo asks herself questions that she will explore during this creative process in the city of Porto: “What are the necessary tactics to be adopted by bodies that until recently were treated only as objects within institutional spaces? What are the references of representativeness for non-white and non-normative (cis-straight) artists? If they exist, which ones do not reproduce a colonial logic of violence? ”
Cuir PopCreto by Lyz Parayzo
From December 4th to January 8th, 2021
A Leste (Calçada da Póvoa, 65, Porto, Portugal): Tue to Fri: 3pm to 8pm
Maus Hábitos (Passos Manuel st, 178, Porto, Portugal): Mon to Fri, 12pm to 10.30pm