27 October 2016
7pm – 10pm
28 Oct to 26 Nov 2016
Mon to Fri, 10am – 7pm
Sat, 10am – 3pm
The Tudo Joia exhibition’s concept is introducing a view of the production of the 20th century artists who, under several intentions, conceived and conceive their creations by having the body as a support of the artistic thinking. Under the Bergamin & Gomide curatorship and with the collaboration of the Rafael Moraes antiquarian, the exhibition will be held from October 28 to November 26 at the Bergamin & Gomide Gallery, in Jardins, São Paulo. The architect Marieta Ferber subscribes specific design for the exhibition.
There will be about 60 pieces on display, including modernist creations such as those created by Di Cavalvanti and Burle Marx, the contemporary works by Antonio Dias and Roy Lichtenstein with his lush Pop Art, and artworks by other artists who created for the first time exclusively for the exhibition. In all, nearly 40 artists will exhibit their treasures of silver, gold and other noble materials – or not so noble. However, the cast’s diversity also assures diversified and, most importantly, timeless pieces.
For Antonia Bergamin, who is responsible for the gallery and one of the exhibition’s curators, this exhibition is a special moment. “I also want to introduce an aspect of the artists’ production that few people know. In a strong way, Tudo Joia is an exhibition for curious people. At some point, many artists we know and admire have ventured in the drawing of usable objects, and just few people know that, because it’s something that is specific and experimental. The exhibition is an opportunity to see those pieces gathered in one place and understand how they relate to the rest of the artist’s production,” concluded Antonia.
In his study which is part of the “Arte Física” series, Cildo Meireles created a ring made of silver, clay, onyx, amethyst and sapphire. Sônia Gomes will introduce her embroidered-fabric-based jewelry, impacting us with her contemporary Baroque. Jewelries by Di Cavalcanti were executed in partnership with the jeweler Lucien Finkelstein in Rio de Janeiro – a ring and a pendant made of gold and enamel. All of those rarities will be on display in the exhibition.
Roberto Burle Marx introduced his landscaping thinking in the jewelry design and revolutionized the Brazilian jewelry with necklaces, bracelets, brooches and rings made of gold and silver and adorned with free-stoning stones. Such pieces were developed in the atelier at the Roberto and Haroldo Burle Marx brothers’ jewelry. At that time, jewelries were generally made of gold and stones. The pieces that will be showed at the exhibition were cut following the stone’s natural fibers and in organic formats viewed in the artist’s landscaping work. A golden brooch, a ring made of gold and tourmaline and a set of necklace and earrings made of gold and tourmaline will bring the jeweler Burle Marx to the scene.
In addition to the above-mentioned artists, other important names such as Ron Arad, Arman, Miquel Barcelo, Anna Bella Geiger, Alighiero Boetti, Paloma Bosquê, Celio Braga, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Waltércio Caldas, Alexander Calder, Sergio Camargo, Enrico Castellani, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alexandre da Cunha, José Damasceno, Amilcar de Castro, Michael Dean, Wesley Duke Lee, Servulo Esmeraldo, Fernanda Gomes, Jenny Holzer, Rebecca Horn, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Jannis Kounellis, Nelson Leirner, Tonico Lemos Auad, Atelier Van Lieshout, Renata Lucas, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Tatsuo Miyajima, François Morellet, Mariko Mori, Ernesto Neto, Nazareth Pacheco, Arthur Luiz Piza, José Resende, David Shrigley, Regina Silveira, Edgard de Souza, Tiago Tebet, Amelia Toledo, Tunga, Giorgio Vigna, Ai Weiwei, Sonia Gomes and Rubens Gerchman, among others, will participate in the exhibition.