Lotus Lobo — Interview for Revista Nº 1

BDMG 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 BDMG 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.

Gallery Temporarily Closed

16.03.2020

 

In accordance with the recommendations and strategies to contain the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19, and in protection of the community, Galeria Superfície will be temporarily closed. We will continue to work normally from home and remain reachable by email, phones and social networks. As soon as the situation stabilizes, we will announce the dates for the opening of our next exhibitions and projects.

Betty Leirner – Exhibition "Flower Blast – Female Artists from the Ludwig Collection"

Ludwig Forum fuer Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
14.03—13.09.2020

 

In the early 1970s, women began to permeate the previously male dominated terrain of art, breaking artistically with traditional rules and historical stereotypes. Together with the pioneers of feminist art history, they paved the way for a new appreciation of women’s artistic achievements. Flower Blast / Blumen Sprengung, Annette Wehrmann’s eponymous work, represents such a spirit of new beginnings.

1970 was also the year that the Neue Galerie – Sammlung Ludwig, the institution that preceded the Ludwig Forum was founded. Permanently located in Aachen, and holding one of the most important collections of Contemporay Art in the world, collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig founded in Aachen the first public Museum for Contemporary Art in the Federal Republic of Germany. Therefore it is appropriate to celebrate its 50th birthday with a selection of around 100 works by female artists from the Ludwig Forum Collection.

Anna Costa e Silva – Terremoto X Ubisoft Residency Program

03.03.2020

 

Anna Costa e Silva was the winner of the first open call for the Terremoto Magazine residency program with Ubisoft. The residency, which begins in April, will run for three months and will lead to an exhibition by the artist at a local art center.

Sonia Andrade – Exhibition "Against, Again: Art Under Attack in Brazil"

Anya and Andre Shiva Gallery | John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA
14.02—03.04.2020

 

Opens on February 14th the collective exhibition “Against, Again: Art Under Attack in Brazil”, with work by the artist Sonia Andrade. Held at the Anya and Adrew Shiva Gallery, of John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), in New York, the exhibition deals with the current context of authoritarianism experienced in the country, bringing together a group of more than 30 artists with practices that respond to such oppression. Curated by Tatiane Schilaro and Nathalia Lavigne, and organized by the AnnexB project, the exihibiton runs until April 3rd.

Débora Bolsoni – Exhibition "Together We Stand"

Bendana-Pinel | Art Contemporain, Paris
11.01—22.02.2020

 

Opens on January 11, at Bendana-Pinel | Art Contemporain, in Paris, the collective exhibition “Together We Stand”, with work by artist Débora Bolsoni. The show, which highlights the unique universes of six artists, can be visited until February 22.

Betty Leirner – Artist Books from the MAM-SP Library

Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo
10.12.2019—16.02.2020

 

In the 1960s and 70s, artist books used printed writing and graphic design as tools to convey works of art closer to theory. This exhibition, curated by Felipe Chaimovich, brings together artist books that were not products of commercial publishers, emphasizing the unique work of certain prints.

Rodrigo Garcia Dutra — Exhibition "Triangular: Arte Deste Século"

Casa Niemeyer, Brasília
06.12.2019—01.08.2020

 

Opens on December 6, the collective exhibition “Triangular: Arte Deste Século”, with work by artist Rodrigo Garcia Dutra. The exhibition will celebrate the new acquisitions of contemporary art from the Universidade de Brasília and will feature works by about 100 artists from all over Brazil.

Anna Costa e Silva — Púrpura

Rio de Janeiro
29.11—01.12.2019

 

Anna Costa e Silva presents Púrpura, a performative experience that explores locations in the city as possible fields for encounters. The work begins in a car, in which four spectators at a time are taken to different spaces of the city for one-on-one experiences with an actress, seeking the possibility of reframing the function of consumer spaces and proposing breaches of intimacy and strangeness from affections and memories of female bodies in the city.