Brazilian galleries participate in the Frieze New York Online Viewing Room, which takes place from May 5th to 9th. Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and four international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters; regular talks and summits, led by frieze editors; and frieze.com, considered “the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture”. You can check some of the participating Brazilian galleries bellow:
- Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel presents Unnameable, a project specially developed for Frieze New York Viewing Room 2021. From issues around colonialism and violence to religion and censorship, the selection of works seeks to assimilate the intricacies of Brazilian culture. That which cannot be named in our society today – hard to grasp and hard to live through – coexists with the symbolic power of an ethos. On January 1st 2019, Mauro Restiffe photographed the inauguration of Brazil’s current extreme right President. That body of work was subsequently titled Inominável, which can be translated to Unnameable. The pandemic has considerably worsened the situation in the country, making it even more difficult to forge a sense of where we stand as a people. As shared on the OVR page, “Through the production of art we elaborate on history, while also looking towards a more promising future”. The participating artists are Diambe, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Márcia Falcão, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Cristiano Lenhardt, Ivens Machado, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Mauro Restiffe, Adriana Varejão, Erika Verzutti, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca and Yuli Yamagata.
- Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, together with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, also presents a live conversation around Teatro Experimental do Negro [Black Experimental Theater], founded in 1994 by the late Brazilian artist, author and politician Abdias do Nascimento. Brazilian curators Keyna Eleison and Victor Gorgulho will be joined by Elisa Larkin Nascimento, Ph.D., Ipeafro [Afro-Brazilian Studies and Research Institute], long-time partner of Nascimento. The conversation will happen on May 6th, at 6 pm (EST). You can register clicking here.
- Galeria Luisa Strina presents a selection of works for Frieze NY that highlights the constructive and productive efforts on the basis of contemporary Latin American art. Results, in some cases, of the global context of the pandemic and, in others, of a previous reflection on the adversity from which we live – to use Oiticica’s expression. The works of Marcius Galan, Clarissa Tossin, Pedro Reyes, Laura Lima, Alexandre da Cunha, and Federico Herrero gathered here reveal in their exposed statement the process that constitutes them: a hesitant balance, a primordial weave contaminated by post-industrial rubble, pure cotton entangled in pieces of coal, combinations of material that put the eye in check. It is a group of works that takes on decolonial resistance while flirting with modernist influences. The works of Marcellvs L. and Alfredo Jaar add a lyrical and ambiguous content to the set; the luminosity contained in them indicates its opposite: the fragility of certainties in today’s world. You can visit Galeria Luisa Strina’s viewing room here until May 16th.
To visit Frieze New York Online Viewing Room, click here.