View from the exhibition. Photo by Eduardo Ortega.

“Engraved into the body” brings together productions from multiple artists

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel presents Engraved into the body. The group exhibition curated by Keyna Eleison and Victor Gorgulho proposes connecting productions by young and established artists, in dialogue with the collection of Teatro Experimental do Negro (TEN), founded and directed by Abdias Nascimento. The show is also available online and can be visited here until February 6, 2021.

You can find out more about the ideas behind the works in display bellow (text extracted from the exhibition’s portal):

“The idea of a narrative dimension to the body permeates several works in the exhibition, particularly the photoperformances by Ana Beatriz Almeida, Antonio Tarsis, Ayrson Heráclito, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro and Carla Santana. Through different approaches, these images share the notion of self-writing made possible by the performative act and its multiple forms of documentation. […] The narrative of the body reappears in paintings by Panmela Castro and Moisés Patrício. While Castro’s works (from the Vigília series) are intimate portraits of people close to the artist, who accompanied her during a pandemic night, the characters in Patrício’s paintings reference the candomblé rituals”.

Engraved into the body counts with works by the artists Abdias Nascimento, Adriana Varejão, Agrippina R. Manhattan, Ana Beatriz Almeida, Antonio Tarsis, Armando Andrade Tudela, Ayrson Heráclito, Carla Santana, Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro, Diambe, Efrain Almeida, Hélio Eichbauer, Herbert De Paz, Iagor Peres, Melissa de Oliveira, Moisés PatrícioPanmela Castro, Rafael José and Rodrigo Cass.

To know more about the show, click here.

“Rubia”, from the “Vigília” series, 2020, oil on canvas, 90 x 120 x 8 cm, by Panmela Castro

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