Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Ursula Böckler: photographs from the “Magical Misery Tour” with Martin Kippenberger, at SOLO SHOWS, São Paulo Ursula Böckler: photographs from the “Magical Misery Tour” with Martin Kippenberger, at SOLO SHOWS, São Paulo

Ursula Böckler: photographs from the “Magical Misery Tour” with Martin Kippenberger, at SOLO SHOWS, São Paulo

By Tenzing Barshee SOLO SHOWS, São Paulo, Brazil 02/11/2017 – 03/11/2017

Misery São Paulo-based exhibition space “SOLO SHOWS” recently mounted an exhibition of the early photographic work of Ursula Böckler. The selection of photographs came entirely from her 1985/86 trip to Brazil with German artist Martin Kippenberger and they tell a complicated story. She doesn’t remember the month exactly. It might have been August or September

Ursula Böckler, Sin título, 1986. Cortesía de la artista y SOLO SHOWS, São Paulo. Miseria El espacio para exposiciones ubicado en São Paulo, SOLO SHOWS, recientemente montó una exposición del trabajo fotográfico temprano de Ursula Böckler. La selección de fotografías proviene en su totalidad de su viaje a Brasil en 1985/86 con el artista alemán

Pseudo-Fourier Pseudo-Fourier

Pseudo-Fourier

Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven

Solo Shows São Paulo, Brazil 06/25/2016 – 08/13/2016

When I mix old and new works, together with theories and lists that are dear to me, this must be read as an accumulation of testimonies of this private social utopic worldview that is mine. I name this exhibition Pseudo-Fourier: a list of 17 pseudo-theories, in the tradition of what social utopist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837)

When I mix old and new works, together with theories and lists that are dear to me, this must be read as an accumulation of testimonies of this private social utopic worldview that is mine. I name this exhibition Pseudo-Fourier: a list of 17 pseudo-theories, in the tradition of what social utopist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837)

15+ Hobby Ideas for Men and Women

15+ Hobby Ideas for Men and Women

Andrew de Freitas

Solo Shows São Paulo, Brazil 03/20/2016 – 04/23/2016

I’m going to take a detour on the way to São Paulo, to visit a town in Minas Gerais called Passa Tempo. Among other things, Passa Tempo is known for the craft of tapetes de arraiolos. A craft is usually something that you do by hand. An exercise in making something. A hobby is usually

I’m going to take a detour on the way to São Paulo, to visit a town in Minas Gerais called Passa Tempo. Among other things, Passa Tempo is known for the craft of tapetes de arraiolos. A craft is usually something that you do by hand. An exercise in making something. A hobby is usually

Esponja

Esponja

Yusuf Etiman with contributions by Guilherme Altmayer, Melissa Stabile, and more

SOLO SHOWS São Paulo, Brazil 11/07/2015 – 12/05/2015

For this exhibition Yusuf Etiman – in collaboration with a number of friends and contributors – is turning SOLO SHOWS into a temporary editorial office for the first issue of the publication Esponja Ilustrada. The title Esponja reflects on the one hand on the maritime Porífera, a simple animal species that can be found on

For this exhibition Yusuf Etiman – in collaboration with a number of friends and contributors – is turning SOLO SHOWS into a temporary editorial office for the first issue of the publication Esponja Ilustrada. The title Esponja reflects on the one hand on the maritime Porífera, a simple animal species that can be found on

Two Cities – Two Lives

Two Cities – Two Lives

Tobias Kaspar

Solo Shows São Paulo, Brazil 09/03/2015 – 10/03/2015

Tobias Kaspar: Two Cities – Two Lives addresses the idea of human relationships complicated by an interwoven web of friendship and work. It takes the form of an installation with photographs accompanied by texts that revolve around abstract notions of the long distance relationships, contemporary relationships in our life in general and precarious labor situations.

Tobias Kaspar: Two Cities – Two Lives addresses the idea of human relationships complicated by an interwoven web of friendship and work. It takes the form of an installation with photographs accompanied by texts that revolve around abstract notions of the long distance relationships, contemporary relationships in our life in general and precarious labor situations.

Mastur Bar Mastur Bar

Mastur Bar

Fabiana Faleiros

SOLO SHOWS São Paulo, Brazil 06/27/2015 – 08/01/2015

SOLO SHOWS is pleased to present Mastur Bar, the first solo show of Fabiana Faleiros in São Paulo. The pleasure generated by the masturbating hand is a threat to the organization of reproduction as sexual labor. Since the eighteenth century the hand has been repressed and disciplined through a series of technologies such as the chastity

SOLO SHOWS is pleased to present Mastur Bar, the first solo show of Fabiana Faleiros in São Paulo. The pleasure generated by the masturbating hand is a threat to the organization of reproduction as sexual labor. Since the eighteenth century the hand has been repressed and disciplined through a series of technologies such as the chastity

Faz que vai (Set to go) Faz que vai (Set to go)

Faz que vai (Set to go)

Benjamin de Burca

Solo Shows São Paulo, Brazil 05/02/2015 – 06/06/2015

As a series of annotations on the relations between body, camera and movement present in the documentation of a typical dance of the Northeast of Brazil, FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) comments on the meanings of the carnivalesque within diverse strategies of preservation of Frevo as an image, heritage and product. Originally connected to

As a series of annotations on the relations between body, camera and movement present in the documentation of a typical dance of the Northeast of Brazil, FAZ QUE VAI (SET TO GO) comments on the meanings of the carnivalesque within diverse strategies of preserva- tion of Frevo as an image, heritage and product. Originally connected

Umbelina’s Cave Gruna Umbelina’s Cave Gruna

Umbelina’s Cave Gruna

Curated by Tobi Maier

Solo Shows São Paulo, Brazil 03/28/2015 – 04/26/2015

From an occidental point of view, the cave is the human cradle and the black box of civilization. The cry, the grunt, the roar, and the scrawls on the stonewall precede the voice, speech and writing. Way before the human, sense existed and remained coded in broken ma- terials and unintelligible traces. Archaeofossils. The philosopher

From an occidental point of view, the cave is the human cradle and the black box of civilization. The cry, the grunt, the roar, and the scrawls on the stonewall precede the voice, speech and writing. Way before the human, sense existed and remained coded in broken ma- terials and unintelligible traces. Archaeofossils. The philosopher