Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
The Little Death The Little Death

The Little Death

Carla Chaim

Raquel Arnaud Gallery São Paulo, Brazil 04/09/2018 – 06/10/2018

Struggle When looking at today’s artistic production, a large part of it deals directly with social problems. Artists, curators, galleries, museums, etc. are using “street” language, the grammar of struggle and political engagement which mirrors the militant tone that belongs to (or seems to belong to) everyone. In fact, it could not be otherwise. Brazil’s current scenario is particularly

Installation view: Carla Chaim, The Little Death, at Raquel Arnaud Gallery, 2018. Photo: Ding Musa. Image courtesy of Raquel Arnaud Gallery Installation view: Carla Chaim, The Little Death, at Raquel Arnaud Gallery, 2018. Photo: Ding Musa. Image courtesy of Raquel Arnaud Gallery Installation view: Carla Chaim, The Little Death, at Raquel Arnaud Gallery, 2018. Photo:

imannam imannam

imannam

Curated by Tania Rivera

PIVÔ São Paulo, Brazil 04/08/2018 – 06/02/2018

Opening the activities of its Annual Exhibitions Program, Pivô presents imannam, by Brazilian artists Ana Linnemann, Anna Maria Maiolino and Laura Lima, curated by Tania Rivera. Adding to the show, a graphic piece made by Colombian artist Bernardo Ortiz is displayed in the central column of Pivô’s reception. imannam is an encounter of the three

Ana Linnemann, Anna Maria Maiolino and Laura Lima. Exhibition view of imannam, at PIVÔ, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of PIVÔ Ana Linnemann, Anna Maria Maiolino and Laura Lima. Exhibition view of imannam, at PIVÔ, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of PIVÔ Ana Linnemann, Anna Maria Maiolino and Laura Lima. Exhibition view of imannam, at PIVÔ, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of PIVÔ Opening

Frente de trabalho Frente de trabalho

Frente de trabalho

Ícaro Lira

Galeria Jaqueline Martins São Paulo, Brazil 04/07/2018 – 05/12/2018

Recently opened in São Paulo, Frente de trabalho (Work Group) by Ícaro Lira (1986, Fortaleza) is the artist’s first solo show at gallery Jaqueline Martins, and a great opportunity for delving deeper into the connections that art can build with myriad social, political and cultural contexts. Amid the vibrant, festive feel of events held alongside

Ícaro Lira. Exhibition view of Frente de Trabalho, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Ícaro Lira. Exhibition view of Frente de Trabalho, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Ícaro Lira. Exhibition view of Frente de Trabalho, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Recently

Fratura Fratura

Fratura

Adriano Costa, Arjan Martin, and Juliana Cerqueira Leite

Instituto Tomie Ohtake São Paulo, Brazil 03/15/2018 – 05/06/2018

Instituto Tomie Ohtake created the Arte Atual program in 2013, a platform for presenting experimental artistic researches in which, through a question posed by the Curating and Research Center—coordinated by Paulo Miyada—, a group of artists is invited to create a new project. In the program’s seventh edition, sponsored by Recovery, the curators bring works

Adriano Costa, Arjan Martin, and Juliana Cerqueira Leite. Exhibition view of Fratura, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Instituto Tomie Ohtake Adriano Costa, Arjan Martin, and Juliana Cerqueira Leite. Exhibition view of Fratura, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Instituto Tomie Ohtake Adriano Costa, Arjan Martin, and Juliana Cerqueira Leite. Exhibition view of Fratura, Instituto Tomie

Porto Alegre Round-Up: 11th Mercosul Biennial and Exhibitions at the Iberê Camargo Foundation, Brazil Porto Alegre Round-Up: 11th Mercosul Biennial and Exhibitions at the Iberê Camargo Foundation, Brazil

Porto Alegre Round-Up: 11th Mercosul Biennial and Exhibitions at the Iberê Camargo Foundation, Brazil

by Rosa Lleó Porto Alegre, Brazil 04/06/2018 – 06/03/2018

Porto Alegre is not a tourist destination. It is a medium-sized South-American town, with a colonial center and tall, austere modernist buildings. The city is in Brazil, but could as well be in Uruguay or Argentina. The creation of the Mercosul Biennial and the Iberê Camargo Foundation in 1996 and 1995, respectively, gave the city and the larger

Vista de instalación, Mary Evans en Bienal Mercosul. Foto: Ding Musa. Imagen cortesía de Bienal Mercosul Porto Alegre no es una ciudad turística, es una urbe mediana de Sudamérica con su centro colonial y edificios altos de un modernismo austero. Forma parte de Brasil, pero también podría formar parte de Uruguay o Argentina. Debido a la creación de

Takesada Matsutani: Selected Works 1972 – 2017

Takesada Matsutani: Selected Works 1972 – 2017

Takesada Matsutani

Bergamin & Gomide São Paulo, Brazil 03/03/2018 – 04/20/2018

Born in Japan and a member of the Gutai group’s second generation, the artist recently participated in the 57th Venice Biennale in Italy in 2017. One of the characteristics that distinguishes the work of Paris-based Japanese artist Takesada Matsutani is the material he uses to create his works: vinyl glue—a type of fast-acting contact adhesive

Installation view of Takesada Matsutani: Selected Works 1972 – 2017, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Bergamin & Gomide Installation view of Takesada Matsutani: Selected Works 1972 – 2017, Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Bergamin & Gomide Installation view of Takesada Matsutani: Selected Works 1972 – 2017, Bergamin

That Obscure Object of Desire That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel: Galeria + Carpintaria São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 03/17/2018 – 04/28/2018

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel presents That Obscure Object of Desire, a group show conceived by Philip Larratt-Smith, which takes place simultaneously at the venues Galeria (São Paulo) and Carpintaria (Rio de Janeiro). In keeping with this paired concept, the opening reception took place at Carpintaria on March 17, with a second event held at Galeria on

That Obscure Object of Desire. Exhibition view at Carpintaria, Rio de Janeiro, 2018. Photo: Eduardo Ortega. Courtesy Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro That Obscure Object of Desire. Exhibition view at Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel | Galeria, São Paulo, 2018. Photo: Eduardo Ortega. Courtesy Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro That

Dorothée Dupuis and Fernanda Feitosa, director and founder of SP-Arte, talk about Brazil, its art market and challenges around it Dorothée Dupuis and Fernanda Feitosa, director and founder of SP-Arte, talk about Brazil, its art market and challenges around it

Dorothée Dupuis and Fernanda Feitosa, director and founder of SP-Arte, talk about Brazil, its art market and challenges around it

São Paulo, Brazil

Dorothée Dupuis: As we all know in Latin America, Brazil is a continent within the continent. It’s a very large country that answers to its own problematics, although sharing many ones with the rest of the region due to post-colonial, historical similarities—and this despite of speaking also its own language, Portuguese, that somehow isolates it

SP-Arte – São Paulo International Art Festival. Fotografía por Jéssica Mangaba. Imagen cortesía de SP-Arte Fernanda Feitosa, directora y y fundadora de SP-Arte – Festival Internacional de Arte de São Paulo. Fotografía por Jéssica Mangaba. Imagen cortesía de SP-Arte. Dorothée Dupuis y Fernanda Feitosa, directora y fundadora de SP-Arte – Festival Internacional de Arte de São

especular especular

especular

Curated by Hena Lee and Mirtes Marins de Oliveira

Galeria Jaqueline Martins São Paulo, Brazil 02/03/2018 – 03/24/2018

Group exhibition. Installation view of Especular at Galería Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Galería Jaqueline Martins Group exhibition. Installation view of Especular at Galería Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Galería Jaqueline Martins Group exhibition. Installation view of Especular at Galería Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Galería

Filhxs do Fim Filhxs do Fim

Filhxs do Fim

Daniel Lie

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 02/03/2018 – 03/24/2018

2018 is the year of Casa Triângulo’s 30th anniversary, and its commemorative exhibitions season opens with the second show by young artist Daniel Lie at the gallery, happening in the week previous to Carnaval and during Lent. Entitled Filhxs do Fim [Children of the End], the show presents a large installation which occupies the gallery’s main

Daniel Lie. Exhibition view of Filhxs do Fim at Casa Triângulo, Sâo Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Fotos by Felipe Berndt. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo Daniel Lie. Exhibition view of Filhxs do Fim at Casa Triângulo, Sâo Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Fotos by Felipe Berndt. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo Daniel Lie. Exhibition view of Filhxs do Fim at