Lourival Cuquinha

Visit Art Basel’s OVR: Portals

On view from June 16 to 19, 2021, and featuring 94 galleries from 29 countries and territories, ‘OVR: Portals’ will be Art Basel’s first curator-led edition of its Online Viewing Rooms. Once again, participating galleries will present tightly curated solo or group exhibitions, showing up to eight works simultaneously. Curated by Magali Arriola, Director, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Christina Li, an independent curator based in Amsterdam and Hong Kong; and Larry Ossei-Mensah, Co-founder of ARTNOIR and Curator-at-Large at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, ‘OVR: Portals’ will focus on artistic practices that interrogate the parameters that have shaped our contemporary condition, both through current and historical lenses. Together, the featured presentations will address the disconnected realities that arose as a consequence of the events of the past year: the global pandemic, recent political upheavals, and the recalibration of social behavior across the globe.

Among the participating galleries, six of them are Brazilian: A Gentil Carioca brings João Modé, Laura Lima and Rodrigo Torres; Galeria Leme presents works by Sandra Gamarra, Jaime Lauriano, and Flávio Cerqueira; Galeria Luisa Strina shows Jorge Macchi, Magdalena Jitrik, Marcius Galan and Renata Lucas; Central Galeria prepared a solo show by Lourival Cuquinha, ‘Documentos da Barbárie’, that will explore urgent present-day issues in Brazil, from the degradation of the environment to the struggles of indigenous peoples; Mendes Wood DM will present eight new works by Neïl Beloufa that blur the line between digital and physical realities, while Vermelho will bring together the work of artist and activist Claudia Andujar, whose photography is a testimony to her lifelong dedication to understanding and protecting the Yanomami indigenous peoples of Brazil.

For the full gallery list, visit artbasel.com/ovr. The Online Viewing Rooms will be available via the Art Basel website under artbasel.com/ovr, as well as on the Art Basel App for the most mobile-friendly experience.

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