Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo

20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil, at Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo

by Dorothée Dupuis São Paulo, Brazil 10/03/2017 – 01/14/2018

Videobrasil 2017: For Fairer Trades It was amidst the various affairs of censorship that occurred in Brazil’s art world over the course of 2017 that the 20th Videobrasil Festival opened last October. Censorship in this case was the sign of the hardening of Brazilian politics following Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment last year, and of the rise of conservative forces

Tatewaki Nio, Neo-andina #102, de la serie Neo-andina (2016). Imagen cortesía de 20º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil Videobrasil 2017: Por comercios más justos Fue entre varios casos de censura ocurridos durante el año 2017 en el mundo del arte en Brasil que el 20° Festival Videobrasil inició el pasado octubre. La censura, en este caso,

Rurais Rurais

Rurais

Adriano Amaral

Galeria Jaqueline Martins São Paulo, Brazil 11/11/2017 – 01/20/2018

We live in a paradoxical time where instability has become a permanent state. Technological developments, especially the so-called digital revolution, have completely changed how we relate to the world, progressively contaminating all areas of our life. Distinctions between fields such as work and leisure or economy and ecology have grown impractical. This breaking down of

Adriano Amaral. Installation view of Rurais, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Adriano Amaral. Installation view of Rurais, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins Adriano Amaral. Installation view of Rurais, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil, 2017. Courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins We

Baroque and Chasm

Baroque and Chasm

Max Gómez Canle

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/25/2017 – 12/23/2017

There is no origin, or everything is conceived together, in this miracle. All of these distances that hang here on the walls are spaces of time, color, brushes, rhythm, form… They are paintings, but they are magic mirrors. They enchant us with the possibility of telling the life of what we do, as though we

Max Gómez Canle. Installation view at Baroque and Chasm, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, 2017. Courtesy of Casa Triangulo Max Gómez Canle. Installation view at Baroque and Chasm, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, 2017. Courtesy of Casa Triangulo Max Gómez Canle. Installation view at Baroque and Chasm, Casa Triângulo, Sao Paulo, 2017. Courtesy of Casa Triangulo There

Quilômetros Quilômetros

Quilômetros

Gustavo Speridião

São Paulo 11/02/2017 – 12/22/2017

  Quilômetros es la mayor exposición de Gustavo Speridião realizada hasta ahora e inaugura en Sé. Es la primera vez que un artista ocupa los dos pisos de la galería ubicada en la casona histórica en el corazón de la ciudad de São Paulo. La muestra cuenta con cerca de una docena de lienzos, la mayoría

Quilômetros, 2017. Viste de exhibición en galería Sé, São Paulo. Imagen cortesía de galería Sé. Quilômetros, 2017. Viste de exhibición en galería Sé, São Paulo. Imagen cortesía de galería Sé. Quilômetros, 2017. Viste de exhibición en galería Sé, São Paulo. Imagen cortesía de galería Sé. Quilômetros es la mayor exposición de Gustavo Speridião realizada hasta ahora

O Sagrado é Amor O Sagrado é Amor

O Sagrado é Amor

Ernesto Neto

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel São Paulo, Brazil 10/21/2017 – 12/02/2017

Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel presents O Sagrado é Amor [The Sacred is Love], the new exhibition by Ernesto Neto at our Galeria site. The artist shows wearable sculptures and an installation that invite the public to slow down the chaotic rhythm of urban life and to enjoy moments of introspection, calming the mind and activating the

Exhibition view of O Sagrado é Amor, 2017. Courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel. Selfie Amor, 2017. Gouache on paper, 35 x 44 x 3.5 cm. Courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel. O Silêncio é uma Forma de Oração, 2017. Copper, 20 x 15 cm (each, approx.). Courtesy of Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel. Fortes D’Aloia &

Wrong Happy Hour Wrong Happy Hour

Wrong Happy Hour

Aki Sasamoto

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil 08/12/2017 – 09/16/2017

It is with great pleasure that Mendes Wood DM presents the first solo exhibition by Japanese artist Aki Sasamoto in Brazil. The show springs from a performance titled Wrong Happy Hour. For this project, the artist has gathered drawings, installations, videos and performances. Sasamoto’s practice draws on the common ground between sculpture and performance, using

Installation view: Aki Sasamoto, Wrong Happy Hour, 2017. Image courtesy of Mendes Wood DM Installation view: Aki Sasamoto, Wrong Happy Hour, 2017. Image courtesy of Mendes Wood DM Installation view: Aki Sasamoto, Wrong Happy Hour, 2017. Image courtesy of Mendes Wood DM It is with great pleasure that Mendes Wood DM presents the first solo exhibition by Japanese

Interiors Interiors

Interiors

Dan Coopey

Pivô São Paulo, Brazil 06/04/2017 – 09/02/2017

Pivô’s Hello Again program aims to introduce the space and to welcome the visitor. The title is inspired by the homonymous work by the Israeli artist Haim Steinbach, which welcomes the visitor at the same time in which a reencounter is celebrated. The space, located at Pivô’s reception, is the transitional room between Copan’s pedestrian street and the

Dan Coopey, Interiors, 2017. Installation view. Image courtesy of Pivô. Photo: Everton Ballardin Dan Coopey, Interiors, 2017. Installation view. Image courtesy of Pivô. Photo: Everton Ballardin Dan Coopey, Interiors, 2017. Installation view. Image courtesy of Pivô. Photo: Everton Ballardin Pivô’s Hello Again program aims to introduce the space and to welcome the visitor. The title is inspired by the

Garden Garden

Garden

Bruno Cançado

Central Galeria São Paulo, Brazil 08/10/2017 – 09/23/2017

The garden represents a dream of the world, that transports you out of the world. Jean Chevalier It is necessary to start with an assumption: gardens are an image of the excellence of the imposition of man’s power, in this case applied to nature. Believing that it is up to us humans to transform or

Bruno Cançado, Jardim, 2017. Courtesy of Central Galeria. Bruno Cançado, Jardim, 2017. Courtesy of Central Galeria. Untitled, 2017. Concret and river stone, 36x40x36 cm. Courtesy of Central Galeria The garden represents a dream of the world, that transports you out of the world. Jean Chevalier It is necessary to start with an assumption: gardens are an image

Recent Paintings and Reliefs

Recent Paintings and Reliefs

Valdirlei Dias Nunes

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 07/01/2017 – 08/05/2017

With an art career spanning nearly three decades, Valdirlei Dias Nunes is a singular artist among his generation. Born in the interior of the state of Paraná, he earned a degree in pharmacy and in biochemistry before moving to São Paulo in the early 1990s, when he began to participate in exhibitions held at galleries

Installation view. Valdirlei Dias Nunes, Recent Paintings and Reliefs. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo. Photo: Edouard Fraipont. Relevo n. 1, 2017. Water based enamel on MDF and cedar wood. 103 x 110 cm. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo. Photo: Edouard Fraipont. Sem título, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 50 x 30 cm. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo. Photo: Edouard Fraipont.

The Telomeric Cut

The Telomeric Cut

Felipe Meres

Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brazil 05/25/2017 – 07/29/2017

Mendes Wood DM presents The Telomeric Cut, Felipe Meres’s first project in São Paulo. Working across media, Meres’s work weaves entanglements between scientific desire and the indeterminate matter that ceaselessly evades its grasp. The exhibition features all new work, including a series of microscopic images that unfurl in the shape of pigment prints and sculptures. Devised around the concept of

Felipe Meres, The Telomeric Cut. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist. Felipe Meres, The Telomeric Cut. Installation view. Courtesy of the artist. Weave We Weavers, 2017. Electron micrograph, pigment print on silk, polyurethane, woven aluminum, polished steel. 191 × 51 cm / 75.2 × 20.8 in. Courtesy of the artist. Mendes Wood DM presents The Telomeric Cut, Felipe