Jonathas de Andrade, A Mão Kayapó Menkragnoti, da série Infindável Mapa da Fome, 2019-2020

‘Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad’ features Jonathas de Andrade

(NY, USA)

Galeria Nara Roesler New York presents Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad, a group show curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas in which works by major Brazilian artists represented by Nara Roesler Gallery will be in dialogue vis-à-vis works by significant international artists not necessarily linked to Brazil, stressing their mutual resonance -either based on formal, structural, thematic, biographical or historical rationale. The exhibition is open until August 29, 2023.

Prioritizing affinity over genealogy, Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad is an exercise of the ‘savage mind’ (pensée sauvage). It is so by embodying the fact that all thinking possesses a “savage potentiality”, notably when freed from the utilitarian necessity of producing a capitalizing result, allowing the visibility of  “tiny intervals, brief periodicities, rhapsodic repetitions, analogic models” between differential works– to borrow the words from anthropologist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro.

Drawing from that lesson, Co/respondences: Brazil and Abroad proposes a set of groupings between various artists, following diverse analogical rationale: unintentional poetic correspondences (Brigida Baltar and Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, Jonathas de Andrade and Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe or Daniel Buren and Fabio Miguez); resemblance within difference through similar medium approaches (Sérgio Sister and John Zurier);  or both poetic and historical resonances, based on shared aesthetics (Antonio Dias and Jannis Kounellis, Paulo Bruscky and Robert Filliou, or Cristina Canale and Margot Bergman).

Co/respondences: Brazil and abroad
Curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas

Nara Roesler NY
Jun 22 – Aug 29, 2023



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