Cildo Meireles: "Babel", 2001, installation view at Fondazione HangarBicocca, 2014, photo by Agostino Osio, courtesy of Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan; Cildo Meireles; The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finlandia, Tate Modern and Galeria Luisa Strina

Last days to see “DECATEGORIZED Artists From Brazil”

Multiple Brazilian artists participate in the online exhibition DECATEGORIZED Artists From Brazil, artists that “challenge and, in many cases, break the limits of the fundamental notions of what art can be, and precisely for that reason, they escape any possibility of categorization”.

You can read a bit about the idea behind the show through this extract of the curatorial text by Francine Birbragher:

“The show Decategorized Artists From Brazil presents itself as a response to the hegemonizing attitude that impels predetermined categories to link a concrete artistic production to movements or trends. By ‘decategorizing’, the goal is to release the production of the artists selected and see it with the prism of individuality. Conceptually, the exhibition questions and challenges such as categorizations. Instead of creating a common ground based on a style or territoriality, it presents artists who stand out for their uniqueness. This does not mean that they exist in a vacuum. On the contrary, each one enriches his or her work by establishing dialogues with predecessors and contemporaries and recognizing that they are influenced by contexts that may or may not share, such as historical, political, social, or cultural circumstances”.

The selection includes artists from different generations who illustrate the wide range of artistic talent in Brazil, and some of them are Sandra Cinto (1968), Laura Lima (1971), Vanderlei Lopes (1973), Túlio Pinto (1974), Paulo Nazareth (1977), André Komatsu (1978), Ana Mazzei (1979), Carla Chaim (1983), Daniel Jablonski (1985) and Vivian Caccuri (1986). As explained by Birbragher, “Each one stands out for making an individual artistic production that offers new contributions. From defining the concept of the work to the explaining the possibilities of using traditional and non-traditional media, to eliminating the boundaries between disciplines such as art, architecture, music, dance, and popular culture, each of them presents a unique proposal that liberates and enriches through creativity”.

To know more about the group show, click here.

For an online guided visit, click here.

Sandra Cinto: Untitled (Marat), photograph and bronze, artist’s collection, 60 x 180 x 20 cm, photo by Renato Parada, courtesy of the artist and Galeria Casa Triangulo

DECATEGORIZED Artists From Brazil
From November 15, 2020, to February 27, 2021
Curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig PhD and Celia Sredni de Birbragher

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