Anna Costa e Silva – Exhibition "Formação e Deformação"
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
Rosana Paulino – Exhibition "A Costura da Memória"
Pinacoteca Luz, São Paulo
It opens on Saturday, December 8, at 11am, the largest individual exhibition of the artist Rosana Paulino in a large institution of the country, Pinacoteca. Recognized for facing social issues that emerge from the position of black women in contemporary society, the exhibition “Rosana Paulino: A Costura da Memória”, curated by Valéria Piccoli and Pedro Nery, brings together works produced between 1993 and 2018 as Bastidores (1997 ) and Parede da Memória (1994-2015), which were decisive at the beginning of his career. These go back to her personal narrative and present themselves as a starting point for the exhibition. The first includes, as in the title, a series of embroideries with figures of women of the family printed on fabrics whose eyes, mouths and throats are sewn together, indicating the shadowing imposed on black women, often the result of domestic violence. In revolving the beginning of her personal history, Rosana Paulino observes that the problem of representation of blacks translates into their almost absence in the most varied aspects of Brazilian life and history, especially in the history of the visual arts.