O Ventre da Terra

24.02—17.04.2021

Galeria Superfície is pleased to present and invite you to the collective exhibition ‘O Ventre da Terra’.

 

As a starting point the work entitled Passagem from the artist Celeida Tostes (1929–1995), the exhibition brings together a set of works that deal with themes related to fertility, birth, life and death. A look at the place of origin, at the processes that are characteristic of the human nature, of the cycles that begin and end on earth.

 

The exhibition features a group of artists mostly from the same generation, bringing together historical works by names such as Amelia Toledo, Ana Mendieta, Anna Bella Geiger, Anna Maria Maiolino, Amelia Toledo, Celeida Tostes, Hélio Eichbauer, Lotus Lobo, Mara Alvares, Neide Sá, Nydia Negromonte, Péricles Eugênio da Silva, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Tunga and Vera Chaves Barcellos. Developed in partnership with the architecture studio MNMA, the exhibition was entirely done on earth, using the ancient technique of construction with adobe and rammed earth.

 

It will be a long lasting exhibition and it includes procedural installations that will be constantly changing and impermanent. As is the example of the work proposed by the artist Lotus Lobo, which consists of the creation and cultivation of a corn plantation inside the exhibition space. Originally presented in the famous exhibition Do Corpo à Terra, conceived by the critic Frederico Morais in 1970, the work will be reassembled on that occasion. As well as the installation entitled Posta by the artist Nydia Negromonte, initially presented at the 30th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo.

 

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Artists: Amelia Toledo, Ana Mendieta, Anna Bella Geiger, Anna Maria Maiolino, Amelia Toledo, Celeida Tostes, Hélio Eichbauer, Lotus Lobo, Mara Alvares, Neide Sá, Nydia Negromonte, Péricles Eugênio da Silva, Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Tunga and Vera Chaves Barcellos

 

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Text: Pollyana Quintella

 

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The exhibition is on view until April 17th and can be visited from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, from 11 am to 5 pm.