Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Caraíva

Caraíva

Luisa Brandelli

Zipper Galeria São Paulo, Brazil 01/15/2019 – 02/23/2019

The sea is already closer to the beach­‐mat. Lala plays on the beach while the tide goes up. The day was already good and became lighter after her father understood that it was better to leave the bluetooth loudspeaker off. In the morning, the people under the parasol next to theirs scowled and said something

Luisa Brandelli, Caraíva (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist Luisa Brandelli, Caraíva (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist Luisa Brandelli, Caraíva (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist The sea is already closer to the beach­‐mat. Lala plays on the beach while the tide goes up. The day was already

Campos de Invisibilidade

Campos de Invisibilidade

Curated by Cláudio Bueno and Ligia Nobre

Sesc Belenzinho São Paulo, Brazil 11/09/2018 – 02/03/2019

What is outside our field of vision does not cease to exist To open this exhibition with such a statement invites us to reflect on the ecology of problems mobilized by what we shall name here global technological infrastructure. Namely social, economic, technical, symbolic, spiritual, cultural, sexual, political, geographic, environmental aspects, all of which are

 Louis Henderson, Lettre du voyant (2013). Vídeo. Image courtesy of Agência Galo Campos de Invisibilidade (2018). Performance by Aretha Sadick. Photo credits: Marcos Cimardi Campos de Invisibilidade (2018). Installation view. Photo credits: Marcos Cimardi What is outside our field of vision does not cease to exist To open this exhibition with such a statement invites us to reflect on

Still I rise Still I rise

Still I rise

Sonia Gomes

Museo de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/14/2018 – 03/10/2019

This exhibition gathers new works by Sonia Gomes, a Minas Gerais native living in São Paulo. It features the most recent developments of her sculpture efforts, which now include tree branches and trunks. These never-before-seen works make reference to the primary series of this show, titled Root. Scraps of fabrics found by chance or offered

Sonia Gomes, Untitled from Raiz series (2018). Photo by Bruno Leão. Image courtesy of MASP Sonia Gomes, Correnteza from Raiz series (2018). Photo by Bruno Leão. Image courtesy of MASP Sonia Gomes, Untitled (2018). Photo by Bruno Leão. Image courtesy of MASP This exhibition gathers new works by Sonia Gomes, a Minas Gerais native living

Construções afro-atlânticas Construções afro-atlânticas

Construções afro-atlânticas

Rubem Valentim

Museu de Arte de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/14/2018 – 03/10/2019

The exhibition Construções afro-atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Constructions), at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), features 90 artworks by the painter, sculptor and printmaker Rubem Valentim (Salvador, 1922 – São Paulo, 1991), a fundamental figure of Brazilian art and Afro-Atlantic histories in the 20th century. The exhibition was curated by Fernando Oliva (Maria Auxiliadora: vida cotidiana, pintura

Rubem Valentim. Relevo Emblema n. 10 (1977). Collection of Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Credits: Andrew Kemp Rubem Valentim. Relevo Emblema n. 4 (1977). Collection of Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. Credits: Andrew Kemp Rubem Valentim. Construções afro-atlânticas (2018). Installation view. Image courtesy of MASP The exhibition Construções afro-atlânticas (Afro-Atlantic Constructions), at the Museu de Arte

Mãe África

Mãe África

Pierre Verger and Rubem Valentim

Galeria Berenice Arvani São Paulo, Brazil 11/14/2018 – 01/11/2019

The Berenice Arvani Gallery presents Mother Africa: Pierre Verger and Rubem Valentim, an exhibition that contemplates the production of two great names in national art. Curated by Celso Fioravante, the exhibition is composed of 12 photographs of the Parisian resident in Salvador, Pierre Verger (1902-1996), made in the 40s and 50s; and 14 works by

Rubem Valentim, Relevo Emblema (1979). Image courtesy: Berenice Arvani Gallery Pierre Verger, Salvador (1948-1979). Image courtesy: Berenice Arvani Gallery Mãe África: Pierre Verger e Rubem Valentim (2018). Installation view. Image courtesy: Berenice Arvani Gallery The Berenice Arvani Gallery presents Mother Africa: Pierre Verger and Rubem Valentim, an exhibition that contemplates the production of two great names in national art.

Living in an Abstract World Living in an Abstract World

Living in an Abstract World

Albano Afonso

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 11/09/2018 – 12/22/2018

It’s What Your Arms, Lips and Voice Were Made For Close your eyes for a few moments, as though they were breathing in a rarefied atmosphere, renew your nonverbal speech. This gesture is required to make contact with images arising from our experience with the contemporary, since the now is completed with ideas and images

Albano Afonso. Living in an Abstract World (2018). Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. Photo: Filipe Berndt Albano Afonso. Living in an Abstract World (2018). Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. Photo: Filipe Berndt Albano Afonso. Living in an Abstract World (2018). Casa Triângulo, São Paulo. Photo: Filipe Berndt It’s What Your Arms, Lips and Voice Were Made For

Textão Textão

Textão

Organized by Explode!, Lanchonete.org and Lastro

Museu da Diversidade Sexual São Paulo, Brazil 11/06/2018 – 01/12/2019

On November 6th, the Museu da Diversidade Sexual (Museum of Sexual Diversity) administrated by the São Paulo State Department through the social cultural organization APAA, opened the exhibition Textão. Through different range of texts, presented in various formats and languages, multiple issues addressed come from the experience of bodies with the cities they live in,

Textão, installation view at Museu da Diversidade Sexual, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of the curatorial team Textão, installation view at Museu da Diversidade Sexual, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of the curatorial team Textão, installation view at Museu da Diversidade Sexual, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of the curatorial team On November 6th, the Museu da Diversidade Sexual (Museum of

Regina Vater Regina Vater

Regina Vater

Regina Vater

Galeria Jaqueline Martins São Paulo, Brazil 10/27/2018 – 01/19/2019

Since October 27th, some 50 works, including photographs, videos and installations, are featured in the downtown São Paulo gallery. The artist was inarguably a pioneer in exploring connections between society, nature and technology. Regina Vater’s entire oeuvre straddles the line between political action and art creation. “In her internationally known photo-performance Tina América, from 1976,

Regina Vater, Mulher Mutante ou SWIMER, 1968. Image courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins/photos: Gui Gomes Regina Vater, For a time of war, 1987. Image courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins/photos: Gui Gomes Regina Vater, O teu olho é meu espelho, 1983. Image courtesy of Galeria Jaqueline Martins/photos: Gui Gomes Since October 27th, some 50 works, including photographs,

Ressaca Ressaca

Ressaca

Lucas Simões

Casa Triângulo São Paulo, Brazil 08/11/2018 – 09/15/2018

The Portuguese word ressaca translates to either “hangover” or “undertow” in English—in both cases meaning an aftermath or something that produces an effect. The abnormal movement of the undertow of large waves. The physical symptoms that appear when the toxic effects begin to leave the body. The nausea and the storm surge that submerges the

Ressaca, 2018. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo Series you text nothing like you look, 2018. Courtesy of Casa Triângulo Bruno de Almeida. Exhibition view of Ressaca at Casa Triângulo, São Paulo, 2018. Courtesy of  Casa Triângulo The Portuguese word ressaca translates to either “hangover” or “undertow” in English—in both cases meaning an aftermath or something that produces an effect. The abnormal

Mínimo, múltiplo, comum Mínimo, múltiplo, comum

Mínimo, múltiplo, comum

Curated by José Augusto Ribeiro

Pinacoteca de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 05/19/2018 – 09/17/2018

The Pinacoteca de São Paulo and the São Paulo State Secretariat for Culture present, from May 19th through September 17th, 2018, the group show Mínimo, múltiplo, comum [Minimum, multiple, common], held on the second floor of the Pina Estação building. The exhibition brings together more than one hundred works of art by six artists from

Group show. Exhibition view of Mínimo, múltiplo, comum at Pinacoteca de São Paulo Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Pinacoteca de São Paulo Group show. Exhibition view of Mínimo, múltiplo, comum at Pinacoteca de São Paulo Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Pinacoteca de São Paulo Group show. Exhibition view of Mínimo, múltiplo, comum at Pinacoteca de São Paulo Brazil, 2018. Courtesy of Pinacoteca de São Paulo The