Lotus Lobo – Interview for Revista Nº 1 – BDGM Cultural

30.06.2020

 

In February 2020, the Minas Gerais artist Lotus Lobo conceived an interview with curator Marcelo Drummond and the journalist and current director of BDGM Cultural Gabriela Moulin, published in Revista Nº 1. Lotus reveals the many possibilities of invention and conviviality that her trajectory of more than five decades continues to create, comments on the exhibition “Território Gravado” (2019), at Galeria Superfície, and her formation linked to cinema.

Anna Costa e Silva – For someone who is listening to me

23.06.2020

 

“For someone who is listening to me” is an artistic proposition of virtual correspondences (videoletters) that has confinement as a starting point for exchanges and affections between people who do not know each other. The work operates as a contemporary version of “messages in the bottle”, which opens gaps for intimate contact on a one-to-one scale, through the technologies available in 2020. Directed by Anna Costa e Silva, and co-created with Ana Abbott, Luciana Novak, Maria Clara Contrucci and Nanda Félix, the experience begins with an open call, in which anyone can sign up to receive a video message directly in their email. Each of the 5 performers wrote a letter to an unknown person, talking about their feelings, pains and crossings during this period, and inviting the recipients to respond, also by video, about what they are feeling and perceiving. From then on, an exchange of videoletters begins, always in the private sphere, which can last until the end of the confinement, or even when they want to. Exploring surrealism, anguish, strangeness and dreams that this new daily life imposes on us, the project creates a suspended space-time for conversation between two people. An experience of proximity in times of distance, which operates somewhere between reality and fiction, and blurs the boundaries between art and life, public and private, performer and spectator.

 

To participate, write to annacostaesilva@gmail.com or +55 21 99406-9009

Marcelo Brodsky – "Visual correspondences" with Michal Iwanowski

23.06.2020

 

Between April and June 2020, Marcelo Brodsky exchanged visual correspondences with the Polish photographer Michal Iwanowski. This dialogue between two creators destroys the center of the author’s self and presents something different. Each decision is determined not only by trial and error, but by the artist’s work to make a speech consistent with previous works, thus building a personal visual identity. The video is available on the Gallery’s Instagram profile.

not cancelled Brazil

17—23.06.2020

 

Galeria Superfície participates in the second week of the international online art event not cancelled BRAZIL, with a special selection of works by the artists Guga Szabzon and Arthur Chaves. not cancelled is a project developed by TREAT agency, based in Vienna. This edition appeared in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the idea of bringing together a large part of the main contemporary art galleries in the country. Given this scenario, in which face-to-face events and art fairs were cancelled, the digital platform allows these galleries to be “closed but open”. The Galeria Superfície page can be accessed at Week 2 from June 17th, at 10am, until July 8th 2020.