Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?: Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?: Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?: Adriano Costa at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil

by Victor Gorgulho São Paulo, Brazil 05/26/2018 – 07/28/2018

To define Adriano Costa’s (São Paulo, 1975) artistic practice as “free” is as much an understatement as a trap. We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ?, currently on display at Mendes Wood DM in São Paulo, attests to this fact, crowning a decade of production whose essence lies in an intimate conversation between

Vista de instalación, Adriano Costa, We Chose Life . What Now, Georg? Tshirts ? en Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo. Imagen cortesía de Mendes Wood DM Clasificar la práctica artística de Adriano Costa (São Paulo, 1975) como “libre” es tanto una subestimación como puede ser una trampa al intentar leer el cuerpo de trabajo del

Hilma af Klint: Mundos Possíveis

Hilma af Klint: Mundos Possíveis

Hilma af Klint

Pinacoteca de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 03/03/2018 – 07/16/2018

Pinacoteca de São Paulo, a museum of the São Paulo State Secretariat of Culture, opened on March 3 the exhibition “Hilma af Klint: Mundos Possíveis,” [Hilma af Klint: Possible Worlds]. It is the first exhibition of the 2018 calendar, and one of the year’s major highlights. Sponsored by Banco Bradesco and Ultra and with support

Hilma af Klint. Exhibition view of Mundos Possíveis, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Photo: Isabella Matheus. Courtesy of Pinacoteca de São Paulo Hilma af Klint. Exhibition view of Mundos Possíveis, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2018. Photo: Isabella Matheus. Courtesy of Pinacoteca de São Paulo Hilma af Klint. Exhibition view

After Nature

After Nature

Franz Manata & Saulo Laudares

São Paulo, Brazil 04/07/2018 – 06/23/2018

After Nature: a proliferation of hybrids The term “exhibition” has long been unable to define those contemporary artistic practices that absorbed the idea of expanding aesthetic experience beyond a modern project. The architecture that receives the works always ends up simulating fake neutrality (the white cube). It is hard to nullify layers of history, project and memory of expository

Installation view, 2018. Image courtesy of Sé, São Paulo. ThePlace, 1998-2018. Image courtesy of Sé, São Paulo Usutópico (cartaz), 2006. Image courtesy of Sé, São Paulo After Nature: a proliferation of hybrids The term “exhibition” has long been unable to define those contemporary artistic practices that absorbed the idea of expanding aesthetic experience beyond a modern project.

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

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