Until January 15th, caprivienna, an artist run space based in Vienna, presents Piazza Deserta, Ícaro Lira‘s exhibition. As explained by the gallery on its Instagram page, “Ícaro Lira seeks to tell the story of intimate or collective lives of fragile and neglected groups in order to reveal irreducible lines of meaning to grand narratives. As opposed to a single voice, Ícaro Lira chooses the archive”.
You can check out a text about the gallery bellow:
“Capri is located in the 15th district of Vienna. Capri has probably been there for already 30 years. From this simple fact emerged caprivienna. Capri was therefore united after 30 years. United with vienna. Caprivienna is a union. Whereby Capri is the fixed pole. Vienna is the opposite pole. Vienna are people who visit Capri. A visit is about dissolution. A visit is a dissolving and at the same time a unification. Caprivienna is a movement full of transitions and provisionalities. Capri is delighted to welcome visitors”.
Watch the video introducing the exhibition:
You can also check out the work “Desterro” (2012). This video was made in Canudos, in the hinterland of Bahia (Brazil). In the image we see the ruins of the church that survived the war and then the flood of the city, as explained by the gallery: