May 23, 2017

FRONTEIRAS, LIMITES, INTERSEÇÕES: between the Art and Design



Exhibition establishes the dialog between Brazilian arts and designers of different generations

CAIXA Cultural São Paulo launches on May 27th, Saturday at 11am, the unpublished exhibition FRONTEIRAS, LIMITES, INTERSEÇÕES: between Art and Design, curated by Marcus de Lontra Costa, and will last until the 3oth of July. The exhibition seeks to investigate the relationship between artistic and design work by bringing together pieces of modern and contemporary Brazilian artists and putting them into outspoken negotiation with works of notorious and emerging designers of our country. The exhibition has free entrance and the sponsorship of Caixa Econômica Federal.

The exhibition seeks to present the different languages and creative visions of artists and designers, bringing together works from different periods and styles that demonstrate the heterogeneity and plurality of the creations of Brazilian visual artists and designers, in a rich panorama of national production comprising a cut with works markedly Influenced by the contact with the international historical vanguards. The exhibition presents a set of works of different media, such as: furniture, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, object, photography, study, engraving, ceramics, etc. Belonged to public collections, private and artists’ collections, heirs, galleries and institutions.

If design borns with the commitment of utility, its ability to redesign the world in conceptual and technological terms is absolutely due to processes of inquiry and artistic investigation. The exhibition uses the works and trajectory of the highest Brazilian renown artists and designers to promote the intellectual induction and insertion of the public in the visual arts, diffusing their works as a unique and avant-garde source reference, besides their insertion in national and international art .

The curatorial bias aligned the poetics of different artists and designers with distinct languages and allows to create connections and establish a harmonious dialogue between works. Issues related to creative genesis, research and artistic experimentation, aesthetic provocations, humanization and technological advancement, the perpetuation of design objects, their communicative power and their capacity to represent individual and collective subjective desires are among the reflections raised in the curatorial design. Historical works of Abraham Palatnik, Amelia Toledo, Amilcar de Castro, Artur Barrio, Cildo Meireles, François Weissmann, Iole de Freitas, Ione Saldanha, Irma Campana, Joaquim Tenreiro, Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Roberto Moriconi, Sérgio Rodrigues, Tunga, Ubi Bava, Waltercio Caldas, Zanine Caldas, artists and designers who have marked a period of national production join the recent and vibrant contemporary production of nowadays figures or the newest generation, such as: Adriana Varejão, Angelo Venosa, Artur Lescher, Barrão, Beatriz Milhazes, Brigida Baltar, Carlos Motta, Eduardo Coimbra, Emmanuel Nassar, Ernesto Neto, Estela Sokol, Felipe Barbosa, Fernanda Gomes, Hugo França, José Bechara, José Rezende, Maneco Quinderé, Marcelo Rozembaum, Mariana Manhães, Nazareth Pacheco, Nuno Ramos, Raul Mourão, among others.

The exhibition FRONTEIRAS, LIMITES, INTERSEÇÕES: between Art and Design presents works starting from four conceptual axes, which aim to explore and investigate different modalities of the relationship of art and design. The exhibition will not be divided – clearly and spatially – in such axes, since works with different conceptual approaches will be approximated, objectifying a certain porosity for these four key ideas and a greater interlocution between the productions of designers and artists. The four axes are: Artists whose works investigate the boundaries between art and design, when performing works whose materiality or mode of operation is intimately related to industrial production, exploring how certain inputs or industrial remains and everyday utilitarian articles can be converted into powerful aesthetic provocative devices.

The second axis belongs to the designers whose works incorporate technical procedures and conceptual questions arising from periods or artistic movements, especially from the twentieth century whose utilitarian objects dialogue directly with the artistic experiments of movements such as Pop Art and New French Realism.

Artists who made inroads in the design area, when designing declared utilitarian products, for the purpose of mass production frame the third axis. And the last and fourth axis, designers who have realized works of art, uncompromising with utilitarian purposes, but which are intimately related to plastic thinking and the conceptual approach of their architectural works and / or their pieces of furniture.

“A structure or piece of design brings with it the striking concern of its creator with the human, organic, sensitive and psychological interface that will dialogue daily with his creations. The sensorial and symbolic aspects of design that have never before been so valued are responsible for identifying a particular chair, cell phone or garment as being of a specific individual or group and not simply universal, thus escaping the perverse side of industrial massification”, quotes Marcus Londra, the curator.

The total list of artists and designers selected by the curator is composed of important names from different periods and styles, evidencing the plurality and heterogeneity of the national artistic production: Abraham Palatnik, Adriana Varejão, Amelia Toledo, Amilcar de Castro, Angelo Venosa, Artur Barrio, Artur Lescher, Athos Bulcão, Barrão, Beatriz Milhazes, Brigida Baltar, Carlos Motta, Christus Nóbrega, Chu Ming Silveira, Cildo Meireles, Coletivo Moleculagem, Daisy Xavier, Eduardo Coimbra, Emmanuel Nassar, Ernesto Neto, Estela Sokol, Felipe Barbosa , Fernanda Gomes, Floriano Romano, Franklin Cassaro, Franz Weissmann, Gustavo Bittencourt, Hildebrando de Castro, Hugo França, Iole de Freitas, Ione Saldanha, Irmaos Campana, Joaquim Tenreiro, José Bechara, José Rezende, Lina Bo Bardi, Maneco Quinderé, Marcelo Rozembaum, Mariana Manhães, Martha Medeiros, Maurício Bentes, Nazareth Pacheco, Nelson Félix, Oscar Niemeyer, Osmar Dilon, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Paulo Rob Erico Leal, Raul Mourão, Renato Bezerra de Mello, Roberto Moriconi, Sérgio Rodrigues, Tunga, Ubi Bava, Vera Martins, Waltercio Caldas, Wilson Piran and Zanine Caldas.

The executive production of the exhibition is in charge by Anderson Eleotério and Izabel Ferreira from ADUPLA Produção Cultural, a company that has been launching important itinerant exhibitions in Brazil, such as Athos Bulcão, Farnese de Andrade, Rubem Valentim, Milton Dacosta, Cícero Dias, Di Cavalcanti, Raymundo Colares, Flag of Mello, Carlos Scliar, Debret, Aluísio Carvão, Mário Gruber, Abelardo Zaluar, Antonio Bandeira, Manoel Santiago, Nazareno, Bruno Miguel, Analu Cunha, Denise Cathilina, Cezar Bartholomeu, Regina de Paula, among others.

Local: Caixa Cultural São Paulo
Address: Praça da Sé, 111 – Sé (Metro station: Estação Sé)
Phone number: (11) 3321-4400
Opening: 27 de Maio a 30 de Julho de 2017
Visiting: 27 de Maio a 30 de Julho de 2017
Schedule: Terça-feira a domingo, de 9 às 19h
Indicative classification: free
Free entrance
Access for disable
Sponsorship: Caixa Economica Federal and Federal Government

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