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Brussels
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Group Exhibition
MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
October 7, 2011 - January 22, 2012


A Rua de Rio

A Rua (The Street) shows work by twenty artists whose lives and work are closely related to the city of Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition focuses on the development of this art scene over the last four decades, on the one hand with work from the late 60s and early 70s – the wonder years of global conceptualism, in which Brazilian art played a leading part – and on the other work from contemporary movements.

A Rua (The Street) shows work by some thirty artists whose lives and work are closely related to the city of Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition focuses on the development of this art scene over the last four decades, on the one hand with work from the late 60s and early 70s — the wonder years of global conceptualism, in which Brazilian art played a leading part — and on the other work from contemporary movements.


Dias & Riedweg, Malas para Marcel; Courtesy of the artists

The project’s primary conceptual emphasis rests firmly on the notion of the ‘street', and the exhibition will aim to highlight the role and position of the street in contemporary carioca art production in all its variations: the street as the space of encounter; secondly, the street as studio, showroom or stage, i.e. as the actual site of cultural production; thirdly, the street as arena and agora, i.e. as a highly particularized configuration of the public sphere or public space.


Joana Traub Csekö, Pedras Portuguesas, 2005; Courtesy of the artist.

With works by Alexandre Vogler, Anna Bella Geiger, Anna Maria Maiolino, Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, Arthur Omar, Cildo Meireles, Dias & Riedweg, Ernesto Neto, Evandro Teixeira, Gabriel & Thiago Primo, Guga Ferraz, Helio Oiticica, Ivens Machado, Joana Traub Csekö, Jorge Mario Jauregui, Laura Lima, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Lucia Laguna, Marcio Botner, Miguel Rio Branco, Paula Trope, Ricardo Basbaum, Ronald Duarte, Rosana Palazyan, Simone Michelin, Waltercio Caldas.

(Image at top: Gabriel & Tiago Primo, 2009; Photo Hevelin Costa)



Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 12/4/11 | tags: photography digital

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