Institutional acquisition

Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
16.06—26.07.2021

 

Galeria Superfície is pleased to announce the acquisition of works by our artists who are now part of the permanent collection of the Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Narrowing the partnership between Galeria and the institution, historical works such as “Identidade do Artista” by Angelo de Aquino, poem-objects by Neide Sá, Álvaro de Sá, Márcio Sampaio and Moacy Cirne, banner by Pietrina Checcacci, as well as works by the Grupo Poema/Processo, Sonia Andrade and Vera Chaves Barcellos, make up the long-term exhibition that opens today to the public. In addition to acquisitions, donations of works from Gustavo Nóbrega’s personal archive are also included. The exhibition focuses on Latin American artistic production between 1964 and 1987 and its relationship with Spain. The political transformations of the time and the emergence of new artistic practices, such as Postal Art, favored a series of significant exchanges for the future of contemporary art.

Pollyana Quintella interviews Vera Chave Barcellos

Revista Zum
25.05.2021

 

For Revista Zum, Pollyana Quintella talked to Vera Chaves Barcellos about significant issues and procedures in her work, such as the critical relationship with the viewer, the challenge to the perception and duration of images, the profanity resources of photography, her work process and what she is dedicated in the present moment.

Review of O Ventre da Terra by Mario Gioia

Arte Al Día
30.04.2021

 

In Network Radicalities: The Earth’s Womb, art critic and independent curator Mario Gioia thoroughly analyzes the exhibition O Ventre da Terra, on display at Galeria Superfície until 22/05. Mario praises the body of artists, with emphasis on Anna Bella Geiger, Celeida Tostes and Vera Chaves Barcellos, and mentions the expography carried out by the mnma studio and the “polished text” of the researcher Pollyana Quintella, written on the occasion of the exhibition.

Marcelo Brodsky by Inês Valle

Foundwork
30.04.2021

 

For the Guest Curators program of the Foundwork platform, curator and director of the Cera Project Inês Valle highlights the practice of the artist Marcelo Brodsky.

Transe 02

10.03.2021

 

The second edition of Transe, a digital dissemination platform housed on the Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel website, is on the air. Transe is an open field of exchange and exposure, an initiative that proposes union in common experience while reaffirming the belief in the multiplicity of models and languages. The Viewing Room of Lotus Lobo, page of Galeria Superfície that integrated the first edition of Transe, can still be accessed at: transe.art.br

Guga Szabzon – An(Other) Storyteller

Periferia Projects
08.03—07.05.2021

 

Guga Szabzon integrates An(Other) Storyteller, a virtual exhibition that is part of the project Vozes Mulheres da América Latina x Vortic. Curated by Lassla Esquivel and Beatriz Forti, the show reflects on the notion of single stories as incomplete views of the world.

Amilcar de Castro: Na Dobra do Mundo

MuBE, São Paulo
11.02—23.05.2021

 

Approximately 120 works by the neoconcretist visual artist and graphic designer Amilcar de Castro now compose MuBE’s internal and external installations. The exhibition, curated by Guilherme Wisnik and Rodrigo de Castro, is a tribute to the centenary of the multifaceted artist, who is part of the list of the greatest Brazilian exponents in art and culture. One of the attractions within the exhibition is the subject-line chapter, a selection of contemporary works by different Brazilian artists, who dialogue with Amilcar’s works. Carmela Gross, Lia Chaia, max willà morais, Moisés Patrício, Rubiane Maia and Carla Borba, Tomie Ohtake and Wlademir Dias-Pino are part of this selection.

Martinho Patrício — Trace, Thread, Text

Terra Arte
23.11.2020

 

Martinho Patrício was one of the artists invited to participate in “Trace, Thread, Text”, promoted by Terra Arte. The online project seeks to exchange ideas, concepts, words, elements of art among fifty artists during the quarantine. Drawings, paintings, visual poetry, texts, videos and lectures are part of the dialogues promoted. The experiments will be published on the Instagram profile @terra_arte every Tuesday and Thursday.

Débora Bolsoni, Guga Szabzon, Rodrigo Garcia Dutra e Yasmin Guimarães — Pivô’s 9th Annual Auction

Pivô, São Paulo
23.11—05.12.2020

 

Débora Bolsoni, Guga Szabzon, Rodrigo Garcia Dutra and Yasmin Guimarães participate in the Pivô’s 9th Annual Auction with works donated to support and contribute to the functioning of the institution. The works will also be installed in the Pivô space for those who prefer to see them in person, considering all sanitary protocols. Check the complete list of artists and works available at leilaoanualpivo.org.br until December 5th.

Anna Costa e Silva — Assíntotas

“The idea of cinema in contemporary Brazilian art”, Katia Maciel
21.11.2020

 

The work “Assíntotas”, by Anna Costa e Silva, was mentioned in the book “The idea of cinema in contemporary Brazilian art”, by Katia Maciel, recently released by Editora Circuito. According to the author, Anna’s work has “a transcinema form, as it includes the viewer as an active part of the device, it combines the logic of the theater, the architecture of the installation and the text as a poetic discourse that insists on the dark of the room, the film and the showroom. ”

Marcelo Brodsky — Exhibition"A Call to Vote"

Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York, USA
02.11.2020—30.01.2021

 

“A Call to Vote”, by Marcelo Brodsky, will open at Henrique Faria Fine Art. The exhibition, which has already passed through several galleries and institutions, includes historically relevant photographs of protests against various interconnected topics — colonialism, racism, patriarchy — with interventions in colored crayons. Therefore, the artist gives new life to these archival images and assigns a narrative voice to those who have been silenced, maintaining the memories of those affected in the present consciousness. From 1968, passing by New York, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Chicago and Mexico City, to the present day, the set of works also includes the March of Women (2017) and the Black Lives Matter movement (2020), in Washington D.C.

Neide Sá — Exhibition "Pinacoteca: Acervo"

Pinacoteca
31.10.2020—31.12.2025

 

“A Corda”, by Neide Sá, is on view at “Pinacoteca: Acervo”, an exhibition that gathers some of the recent acquisitions in dialogue with works from the museum’s collection. The curatorial project mixes historical moments and artistic techniques, debates the representativeness of women, Afro-descendant and indigenous artists in the collection, investigates the relations between art and society, as well as the representation of the landscape and the urban space. The exhibition is all built on conversations, a strategy tested for many years by the educational programs. “Pinacoteca: Acervo” can be visited free of charge every day of the week by appointment.