Tatiana Blass participates in V Mostra 3M de Arte Digital, group show which takes place from November 5-30, 2014, at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, in São Paulo.
Curated by Paul Miyada, the show discusses the boundaries of contemporary art with the use of digital media. Instituto Tomie Ohtake is on 201 Faria Lima Avenue and can be visited from Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Galeria Millan takes the booth 4 at ARTBO, the International Art Fair of Bogotá, with works by Ana Prata, Berna Reale, Felipe Cohen, Henrique Oliveira, Otavio Schipper, Sofia Borges, Tatiana Blass and Thiago Rocha Pitta.
Galeria Millan expects, thus, to present a dialogue between young artists already appraised for the poetic quality of their work.
ARTBO runs October 24-27 at the International Business and Exhibition Cente,r in Bogota, at 39 Esperanza con Carrera Avenue. Click here for further information.
Lenora de Barros participates the Frestas - Art Triennial, in Sorocaba, with the installation Utopy (1996). Curated by Josué Mattos, the show is promoted by Sesc Sorocaba. In this issue, the curatorial project was guided from the theme "What would the world be without the things that do not exist?", the show has about 60 artists from different generations and nationalities and can be visited until May 3, 2015, in several places in town.
More information at the show site.
From October 11, 2014 through January 15, 2015 Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Rio de Janeiro (CCBB RJ) presents the group show Ouro – Um fio que costura a arte do Brasil, curated by Marcello Dantas.
The show features drawings, objects, sculptures, photographs, paintings and jewelry by 30 artists from different generations and specialties, such as Felipe Cohen, Miguel Rio Branco, Nelson Felix, Otávio Schipper and Tatiana Blass.
CCBB RJ is on 66 Primeiro de Março Street, in Rio de Janeiro, and can be visited from Wednesday through Monday, from 9 am to 9 pm.
Galeria Millan will host, from October 8 to November 8, a new solo exhibition by Rodrigo Andrade, called Painting of wave, woods and ruin, featuring the artist’s unreleased series The arrival of the tsunami and other paintings and Bicromias.
The first series highlights large works that explore the materiality of paint in the representation of the monumental strength of certain natural events: the work The tsunami wave (240 x 420 cm) projects the wave out of the canvas, while The arrival of the tsunami (240 x 420 cm) recreates a city taken by water. The second series, Bicromias also evokes nature, in landscapes that have been constructed in two colors with thick layers of paint that characterize the artist's work, and consists of two large paintings, such as Blue woods (180 x 240 cm), in addition to a number of smaller works.
The selected paintings depict the artist's most recent phase, which emerged in 2009, when Rodrigo Andrade began to use photographic records as a starting point for his work. In this exhibition, the artist seeks inspiration from photographs taken by Daido Moriyama, Don McCullin and August Sander (in addition to news photos and photos taken by the artist himself) – creating paintings loaded with dense masses of paint, like “a desire to engraft reality in the image, one hallucinatory desire to create a landscape painting as concrete as the real landscape,” as explained by the artist in an interview in early 2014.
To achieve this, the artist makes use of tools like games and illusion for the purpose of instigating feelings of fascination, hypnosis and instant pleasure in the viewer. “The word ‘illusion’ literally means ‘in game’ (inludere), an idea that fits nicely in my work.”
The exhibition “Paintings of wave, woods and ruin” opens on October 7 at 7 pm, together with the launch of the artist’s book, Resistance of matter, published by Editora Cobogo?. The book revisits his production in the last five years: featuring works from five different series – Nocturnal matter, Old stone bridge and other paintings, Paintings of the flowing world, Road paintings and Paintings of wave, woods and ruin – accompanied by two critical essays by Tiago Mesquita and Lorenzo Mammi?, and an interview with Rodrigo Andrade and Tiago Mesquita, conducted in early 2014.
From September 19 to November 30, Sesc Belenzinho presents Between memory and desire, solo exhibition by Paulo Pasta.
The show is part of an exhibition program, called Corrente, in which a Brazilian artist presents part of his work, establishing dialogues with guest artists - in this case, Rodrigo Bivar, Bruno Dunley, Lucas and Marina Arruda Rheingantz.
Sesc Belenzinho is on 1000 Padre Adelino Street, São Paulo, Brazil, and can be visited from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm; Sundays and holidays, 10 am to 7:30 pm.
From September 12 to October 26, Otavio Schipper presentes an solo exhibition in Berlin, Germany, in Die Raum space, featuring the installation Elevator Music.
More details at Raum Die website.
From September 11 to 14 happens the fourth edition of ArtRio, in which Galeria Millan occupies Stand J5 (Warehouse 3). Galeria Millan shows at ArtRio 2014 works by Ana Prata, Anna Maria Maiolino, Artur Barrio, Berna Reale, Dudi Maia Rosa, Emmanuel Nassar, Felipe Cohen, Henrique Oliveira, José Resende, Lenora de Barros, Miguel Rio Branco, Mira Schendel, Nelson Felix, Otavio Schipper, Paulo Pasta, Rodrigo Andrade, Rodrigo Bivar, Rubens Mano, Sofia Borges, Tatiana Blass, Thiago Rocha Pitta and Tunga.
ArtRio 2014 takes place at Píer Mauá (10, Rodrigues Alves Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) and can be visited from Thursday to Saturday, 1 pm to 9 pm; Sunday,1 pm to 8 pm.
From September 9 to November 23, the Art Museum of Rio (MAR) presentes Pororoca – A Amazônia no MAR, group show curated by Paulo Herkenhoff, featuring works of Berna Reale and Emmanuel Nassar, among other artists.
The exhibition shows works from the collection of MAR related to the Amazon region, in many aspects, covering topics such as ecology, cosmology, sociology, anthropology and politics.
The Art Museum of Rio (SEA) is located on 5 Mauá Square, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and can be visited from Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
In his new exhibition at Galeria Millan, Thiago Rocha Pitta presents a never-before-seen video, as well as previously exhibited pieces that relate to this new work. The art piece that gives name to the exhibition, Ocean / Atlas, was created during an artistic residency in Norway in 2014, through the Circulating Air program. The artist appropriates a mythological figure to name and create a work that explores issues that are present in his work as a whole, like an extended experience of temporality and the limits of the relationship that man can establish with nature.
The mythological universe and literature are constant references in the work of Thiago Rocha Pitta (as in videos O cúmplice secreto (The secret accomplice) and Youth, in which the artist borrows the same titles and themes from the work of Joseph Conrad); these references, however, are never univocal or limited by the direction of origin. Elements and human characters are transfigured essentially into mineral forms, sometimes plants, in these contexts created by Rocha Pitta. It is worth noting that even elements that are inherent in the technical and cultural (such as sailing or the control of fire) are displaced in these videos, appearing as ghosts, mysterious beings that cannot produce themselves, but that also do not seem to emerge from human force. The camera, static or drifting, puts the spectator in the awkward position of voyeur of this world that seems to exist without him or her.
The boat is also a recurring theme in the artist’s work. Three art pieces with this element can be seen on the first floor of the gallery: in Homenagem a JMW Turner (2002), a boat is burned on the ocean, a clash between fire and water; in Herança (2007), a drifting boat carries a handful of dirt and two trees, an image that is dreamlike, ironic and full of loneliness; in O cúmplice secreto (2008), finally, a gleaming form, whose precise contours are difficult to understand, approaches the camera/viewer on the ocean and, as it does, it brings the dark, producing a growing tension brought about by this presence that can not always be seen, only guessed.
In Ocean / Atlas, in turn, is not the sea that contains the boat, but the boat that carries the ocean. This fragile wooden structure takes the place of the titan Atlas, floating in the void, sustaining the Earth or at least its seas. Originating from the technical dominance of man over nature and associated with the blossoming and growth of numerous civilizations, the ability to sail appears here as the fulcrum of the world. The image echoes interviews in which the artist says, for men, nature itself does not exist: as Midas, everything that man touches turns into culture, even the ocean wilderness.