Yuli Yamagata: "Boca escargot", 2021, elastane, velvet, rope, felt, silk and sewing thread, 60 x 60 cm

Brazilian galleries participate in Art Basel 2021

Art Basel 2021 will take place in Basel, Switzerland, from September 24 to 26, with a VIP opening on September 20. Galleries from Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America, and Asia make up the list of participants.

Check out below what themes and which artists two Brazilian galleries will be presenting for the show:

  • A Gentil Carioca

A Gentil Carioca for Art Basel 2021 (Hall 2.1 – Stand S19) presents Total Eclipse of the Ear, a proposal created in partnership with artist Vivian Caccuri that fits in the special circumstance in which we find ourselves, of a world that struggles to heal itself, both in human and in non-human domain.

Aleta Valente, Ana Linnemann, Agrade CamízArjan MartinsCabelo, Jarbas Lopes, João Modé, José Bento, Laura Lima, Marcela Cantuária, Maria LaetMaria NepomucenoMaxwell AlexandreOPAVIVARÁ!Renata LucasRodrigo Torres, Vinicius Gerheim and Vivian Caccuri present works that dialogue with the theme, sharing utopian schemes of symmetrically listening to the other, with ears that merge and create new meanings and new knowledge, ears that gain space and position when they join others in collective ways

  • Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel

Celebrating 20 years of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, the gallery returns to Basel with a presentation that gives global resonance to the lexicon of Brazilian art history. To reflect on this artistic production today is to reaffirm the power of a broad and plural cultural environment, marked by contrasts and gestures of an undisciplined art in the face of the canons of a hegemonic art history.

As a starting point, we take two important mid-twentieth century neoconcrete works by Lygia Pape. We then move into the 1970s through the pictorial and conceptual Envolvimento series by Wanda Pimentel. Jac Leirner’s Evidence of Crime carries both the beauty and the critical power of the objectual requalifications that have been at the centre of her operations since the 1980s. Valeska Soares’ and Erika Verzutti’s thought-provoking works guide us through the sculptural gesture into the field of expanded painting. Adriana Varejão adds an irrefutable presence with her precise pictorial vocabulary whilst landscape is investigated and deconstructed through the works of Lucia Laguna, Marina Rheingantz and Janaina Tschape. Representations of constructed space, be it architectural or psychological may be seen in Mauro Restiffe’s intimate gaze or Rivane Neueunschwander’s somber interiors. Materiality is amplified in Yuli Yamagata’s repertoire of delusions and desires. Finally, we are thrown into the nature of spiritual beliefs and cultural practices through Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe’s drawings and Ernesto Neto’s weaved structures.

Click here to check out Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel’s preview for Art Basel.

Lucia Laguna: “Paisagem n. 125”, 2021, acrylic and oil on canvas, diptych: 140 x 320 cm, Canvas 1: 140 x 140 cm, Canvas 2: 140 x 180 cm

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Unlimited Opening (by invitation only)
Monday, September 20, 2021, 3pm to 8pm, First Choice VIP cardholders
Monday, September 20, 2021, 6pm to 8pm, Preview VIP cardholders

Private Days (by invitation only)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11am to 8pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11am to 8pm
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11am to 7pm

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 2pm to 7pm

Public Days
Friday, September 24, 2021, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 11am to 7pm
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11am to 7pm


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Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel, Switzerland


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